David Bowie and Elton John arranger, Paul Buckmaster dies

News 09/11/2017

Grammy-winning arranger, Paul Buckmaster has died aged 71.

He worked with Elton John, Rolling Stones and David Bowie.

He started his music career as a cellist but then became a very popular arranger after working on David Bowie's 'Space Oddity'.

Paul is best known for his orchestral arrangements on Elton John's early albums, including Elton JohnTumbleweed Connection and Madman Across the Water, as well as his work on Rolling Stones iconic Sticky Fingers.

He also played on and composed many of the records he helped arrange and worked with Bowie on The Man Who Fell to Earth score and Nilsson's Son of Dracula soundtrack.

More recently he collaborated with Heart on their 2016 album, Beautiful Broken. He also won a Grammy in 2002 for arranging Train's "Drops of Jupiter."