Wally StottBorn: March 10th, 1924, Leeds (England)
Died: January 14th, 2009, Scottsdale Az. (United States)
Wally Stott was Ronnie Carroll’s arranger and musical director in the recording studios and, when Carroll was chosen to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1962, it was Stott who accompanied him to the festival as his conductor. Carroll’s ‘Ring-a-ding girl’ came fourth. One year later, Ronnie Carroll again won the British preselection and once again, his song (this time ‘Say wonderful things’) was orchestrated by Wally Stott. That year, however, the international final was organized in London and the UK entry was conducted by the musical director of the broadcast, Eric Robinson.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Wally Stott will be published on this website