Kenny WoodmanBorn: January 2nd, 1928, Edmonton, London (United Kingdom)
Died: July 1st, 2000, Fulham, London (United Kingdom)
For Sandy Shaw, Woodman wrote the all-important orchestration to her 1967 Eurovision winner ‘Puppet on a string’, written by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter; most striking element in the arrangement is no doubt the bassoon in the opening bars. Like his colleagues Johnny Harris (in 1969) and Don Airey (in 1997), Kenny Woodman took part as a conductor in the Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom only once, yet belonged to the winning team. More significantly, ‘Puppet on a string’ was the UK’s first winning entry and became a massive hit all over Europe.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Kenny Woodman will be published on this website