The Best Unconventional Film Composers

by teriekwilliams-48053 | created - 10 Mar 2018 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

This is a list of film score composers who produce non-traditional music scores that venture outside the typical, obligatory string orchestras or introduce unusual elements or distortions to them.

1. Jonny Greenwood

Soundtrack | The Master

Jonny Greenwood was born on November 5, 1971 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England as Jonathan Richard Guy Greenwood. He has been married to Sharona Katan since 1995. They have three children.

2. Trent Reznor

Soundtrack | The Social Network

Trent Reznor is an American songwriter/musician/producer and sole member of multi-platinum act Nine Inch Nails, and now an Academy Award winning film composer. He began creating music as a child in Western Pennsylvania, first on piano and then taking up other instruments. He eventually moved to ...

3. Atticus Ross

Soundtrack | The Social Network

Atticus Ross was born on January 16, 1968 in England. He is married to Claudia Sarne.

4. Jóhann Jóhannsson

Composer | Sicario

Jóhann Jóhannsson was born on September 19, 1969 in Reykjavík, Iceland. He was a composer, known for Sicario (2015), The Theory of Everything (2014) and Prisoners (2013). He died on February 9, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

5. Hans Zimmer

Composer | Gladiator

German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents. He featured in the music video for The Buggles' single "Video Killed the Radio Star", which became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to ...

6. Brian Eno

Soundtrack | The Lovely Bones

Regarded as one of the best producers and musicians in rock history, Eno started his career in 1971 with Roxy Music. The band released two albums, "Roxy Music" and "For Your Pleasure", with the two Brians in the lineup (the other one was, of course, lead singer Bryan Ferry); a conflict between the ...

7. Philip Glass

Soundtrack | The Truman Show

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Glass worked in his father's radio store and discovered music listening to the offbeat Western classical records customers didn't seem to want. He studied the violin and flute, and obtained early admission to the University of Chicago. After graduating in mathematics ...

8. Junkie XL

Composer | Mad Max: Fury Road

Junkie XL was born on December 8, 1967 in Lichtenvoorde, Gelderland, Netherlands as Antonius B. Holkenborg.

9. Danny Elfman

Music_department | The Nightmare Before Christmas

As Danny Elfman was growing up in the Los Angeles area, he was largely unaware of his talent for composing. It wasn't until the early 1970s that Danny and his older brother Richard Elfman started a musical troupe while in Paris; the group "Mystic Knights of Oingo-Boingo" was created for Richard's ...

10. A.R. Rahman

Composer | Slumdog Millionaire

A two-time winner and five-times nominee of the Academy Award (Oscar), A. R. Rahman is popularly known as the man who has redefined contemporary Indian music. Rahman, according to a BBC estimate, has sold more than 150 million copies of his work comprising of music from more than 100 film ...

11. Benjamin Wallfisch

Composer | Blade Runner 2049

Composer of David F. Sandberg's SHAZAM!, Andy Muschietti's IT, and co-composer of Denis Villeneuve's BLADE RUNNER: 2049 (with Hans Zimmer), Benjamin Wallfisch has worked on over 75 feature films and received Golden Globe, BAFTA, 2x GRAMMY and EMMY nominations. He is currently scoring IT: CHAPTER ...

12. Thom Yorke

Soundtrack | Suspiria

Thom Yorke was born on October 7, 1968 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England as Thomas Edward Yorke. He was previously married to Rachel Owen.

13. Herbie Hancock

Soundtrack | Death Wish

Herbie Hancock is an American actor that was born. Herbert Jeffery Hancock, on April 12, 1940, Chicago, IL. He is best known as a piano player, jazz star, and a composer. He has won many Grammy Awards and has performed with many famous musicians beginning with Miles Davis in the 1960s. He achieved ...

14. Quincy Jones

Producer | The Color Purple

Considered to be one of the greatest minds in music and television history, Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. was born on March 14, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. He is the son of Sarah Frances (Wells), a bank executive, and Quincy Delight Jones, Sr., a carpenter.

Jones found his love for music while he was ...

15. Steven Price

Composer | Gravity

Steven Price is an Academy Award-winning composer. In 2014 his groundbreaking score for Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity won him not only the Academy Award but also the BAFTA, the Critics' Choice Award, the Satellite Award, and ASCAP's first-ever Film Composer of The Year Award. He has since scored Fury, ...

16. Mica Levi

Composer | Under the Skin

Mica Levi (also known as "Micachu") was born outside of London to a record collector and professional Cellist in a household where music was not just a hobby, but a starting point for everything. Mica was playing violin as soon as she was old enough to hold one. She was classically trained at the ...

17. RZA

Soundtrack | The Man with the Iron Fists

RZA was born on July 5, 1969 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Robert Fitzgerald Diggs. He has been married to Talani Rabb since August 29, 2009. He was previously married to Eboni Mills.

18. Isaac Hayes

Actor | Escape from New York

Isaac Hayes was the second-born child of Isaac Sr. and Eula Hayes, but was raised by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Wade Sr. The child of a poor family, he grew up picking cotton in Covington, Tennessee. He dropped out of high school, only to be encouraged later by his former high school ...

19. Nicholas Britell

Composer | Moonlight

Nicholas Britell is a two-time Academy Award-nominated composer, pianist, and producer. His critically acclaimed score for Barry Jenkins' Oscar-winning film Moonlight was nominated for the 2017 Oscar for Best Original Score and was awarded the 2016 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original ...

20. Shane Carruth

Composer | Primer

Writer-director Shane Carruth, a former software engineer, burst onto the independent movie scene with his extremely low-budget science-fiction film Primer (2004) in 2004. Carruth also played one of the two leads in the film and composed its music. "Primer" won the Grand Jury Prize and the Alfred P...

21. Angelo Badalamenti

Music_department | Mulholland Dr.

Angelo Badalamenti was born on March 22, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Mulholland Drive (2001), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) and A Very Long Engagement (2004).

22. David Lynch

Writer | Twin Peaks

Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married Peggy Lynch and then fathered future ...

23. Daft Punk

Composer | Tron

Daft Punk songs have become wildly popular in remixes for the techno beats and synthesizers, most popular being the remix of "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" in "Stronger" by Kanye West and "Technologic" in "Touch It" by Busta Rhymes.

24. The Chemical Brothers

Soundtrack | Hanna

The Chemical Brothers are a British electronic music duo composed of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, which originated in Manchester in 1989. They were pioneers at bringing the big beat genre to the forefront of pop culture. In film industry they have composed the soundtrack for the 2011 movie Hannah. ...

25. Massive Attack

Soundtrack | Mad Max: Fury Road

Massive Attack are an English trip hop group formed in 1988 in Bristol, consisting of Robert "3D" Del Naja and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall. The group started as a trio. Andrew Vowles was a founding member, next to Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshall, but decided to leave in 1999 because of the ...

26. Robert Rodriguez

Producer | El mariachi

Robert Anthony Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA, to Rebecca (Villegas), a nurse, and Cecilio G. Rodríguez, a salesman. His family is of Mexican descent.

Of all the people to be amazed by the images of John Carpenter's 1981 sci-fi parable, Escape from New York (1981), none ...

27. Björk

Soundtrack | Dancer in the Dark

Born in 1965 in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik, the daughter of Gudmundur Gunnarsson (an electrician) and Hildur Hauksdóttir who divorced before her second birthday, Björk grew up in a hippie-type community with her mother and her seven siblings. She started to study classical music at the...

28. James Newton Howard

Composer | King Kong

James Newton Howard attended the University of Southern California's music school, but dropped out to tour with Elton John, and eventually compose music for film and television. He started with Head Office (1985) in 1985. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. He currently is a songwriter, ...

29. Ramin Djawadi

Composer | Game of Thrones

Ramin Djawadi was born on July 19, 1974 in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is a composer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Iron Man (2008) and Westworld (2016). He is married to Jennifer Hawks. They have two children.

30. Elliot Goldenthal

Composer | Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Elliot Goldenthal is an Academy Award-winning composer best known for his original music scores for such films as Frida (2002) and Across the Universe (2007), among his other works.

He was born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a house-painter, and his mother was a seamstress. ...

31. David Byrne

Soundtrack | True Stories

David Byrne is an Oscar winning composer, songwriter and singer, best known for being frontman of the New Wave/punk band Talking Heads, which was active between 1975 and 1991. Born in Scotland but raised in the United States in Maryland, Byrne began performing musically in high school.

Byrne ...

32. Danny Elfman

Music_department | The Nightmare Before Christmas

As Danny Elfman was growing up in the Los Angeles area, he was largely unaware of his talent for composing. It wasn't until the early 1970s that Danny and his older brother Richard Elfman started a musical troupe while in Paris; the group "Mystic Knights of Oingo-Boingo" was created for Richard's ...

33. Clint Mansell

Composer | Black Swan

Clint Mansell was born on January 7, 1963 in Coventry, West Midlands, England. He is a composer, known for Black Swan (2010), The Fountain (2006) and Moon (2009).

34. Tom Waits

Actor | Seven Psychopaths

Thomas Alan Waits was born in Pomona, California, to schoolteachers Alma Fern (Johnson) and Jesse Frank Waits. Described as one of the last beatniks of the contemporary music, Waits in fact has two separate careers. From 1973 (LP "Closing Time") to 1983 ("One From The Heart" soundtrack), he ...

35. Eddie Vedder

Soundtrack | Into the Wild

Eddie Vedder was known in San Diego for being a surfer and a singer in the progressive rock band Bad Radio, where he sang in the 80's until he departed to join Pearl Jam in 1990. Right before Eddie left Bad Radio, they opened for Andy Summers at the Bucchanal in San Diego. After the show, Eddie ...

36. Ry Cooder

Soundtrack | Primary Colors

Born in Santa Monica, Ca., Ry Cooder, at the age of four had an accident which left him blind in one eye. He became a bit secluded and began playing the guitar. His biggest influences include Blind Willie Johnson, Arthur "Blind" Blake, Joseph Spence and Curtis Mayfield. Cooder has played on several...

37. Ryuichi Sakamoto

Soundtrack | The Revenant

Ryuichi Sakamoto was born on January 17, 1952 in Tokyo, Japan. He was previously married to Akiko Yano.

38. Mychael Danna

Composer | Life of Pi

Mychael Danna is an Academy Award-winning film composer recognized for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music. His highly awarded works include the Oscar-winning score for Ang Lee's Life of Pi (2012), and his many Genie Award-winning scores for ...

39. Vangelis

Composer | Blade Runner

Vangelis is a composer and performer who works almost exclusively with electronic instruments. He is probably most well known for his Chariots of Fire (1981) and Blade Runner (1982) soundtracks or for the tracks used in the Cosmos (1980) television series. He has been involved in many musical ...

40. Gustavo Santaolalla

Music_department | Brokeback Mountain

Argentine musician and leader of the now defunct bands "Arco Iris" and "Soluna", Gustavo Santaolalla was one of the references of his country's national music by the end of the 1960s and beginning of the 1970s. During the 70s he relocated to the United States, where he formed the band Wet Picnic, ...

41. Clint Eastwood

Actor | Million Dollar Baby

Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music...

42. Mac Quayle

Composer | Mr. Robot

Audiences worldwide have been captivated by the unique musical stylings of Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated composer, Mac Quayle. He currently scores USA Network's Golden Globe winning suspense-thriller "Mr. Robot," starring Christian Slater and Rami Malek, for which Mac won an Emmy.

Most recently,...

43. Nick Cave

Soundtrack | The Proposition

Nick Cave is a man of many talents. Musician. Songwriter. Screenwriter. Novelist. Actor. The Australian was born in Warracknabeal, Victoria in 1957, and would go onto form the alternative rock band Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, who have since successfully released a string of hit albums.

In film, Nick ...

44. Scott Walker

Soundtrack | The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Scott Walker was born on January 9, 1943 in Hamilton, Ohio, USA as Noel Scott Engel. He was married to Beverley Foster and Mette Teglbjaerg. He died on March 22, 2019 in London, England.

45. Ravi Shankar

Composer | Gandhi

Ravi Shankar was a world-renowned musician, composer, performer, and scholar of classical Indian music. He was one of the leading cultural figures of the twentieth century whose accomplishments placed him as the leading figure of an important musical tradition. His long and distinguished musical ...

46. Rob Zombie

Director | The Devil's Rejects

Robert Bartleh Cummings, more famously known as Rob Zombie, was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on January 12, 1965. He is the oldest son of Louise and Robert Cummings, and has a younger brother, Michael David (aka Spider One; b. 1968), who is the lead singer of Powerman 5000. Growing up, Zombie ...

47. Alex North

Music_department | Spartacus

Alex North studied music at the Curtis Institute of Philadelphia, then won a scholarship to Juilliard in New York (1929) and the Moscow Conservatoire (1933), making him the first-ever American to become a member of the Union of Soviet Composers. In Europe, he worked as music director for the ...

48. Dun Tan

Composer | Wo hu cang long

Dun Tan was born on August 18, 1957 in Si Mao, Hunan Province, China. He is known for his work on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Hero (2002) and Fallen (1998).

49. Warren Ellis

Composer | Hell or High Water

Has worked extensively with Nick Cave on multiple projects.

50. Peter Gabriel

Soundtrack | WALL·E

Peter Gabriel was educated at Charterhouse School, Surrey, England. He was the lead singer of leading progressive rock band Genesis from its inception until he left in 1975 for a successful solo career as a singer-songwriter, soundtrack composer and innovator in visual presentation of music, music ...

51. Tyler Bates

Composer | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

It's anything but typical for the realms of film or music... Tyler Bates regularly transitions from scoring some of the world's biggest film and television franchises, such as Guardians of the Galaxy and John Wick, to rocking massive audiences with Marilyn Manson and back to the studio again ...

52. Jon Brion

Composer | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Jon Brion was born on December 11, 1963 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, USA as Jon Wright Brion. He is a composer, known for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), The Other Guys (2010) and Step Brothers (2008).

53. Reinhold Heil

Music_department | Cloud Atlas

Reinhold Heil is a German-born, L.A.-based Golden Globe nominated film and television composer. Prior to Reinhold's career as a film composer, he was known throughout Europe for his monster synth chops. At 21, he became a fixture in the Berlin music scene as the keyboardist of a popular jazz funk ...

54. Michael Penn

Composer | Girls

Michael Penn was born on August 1, 1958 in New York City, New York, USA as Michael Daniel Penn. He is a composer, known for Girls (2012), Boogie Nights (1997) and Sunshine Cleaning (2008). He has been married to Aimee Mann since December 29, 1997. He was previously married to Kate Dornan.

55. T Bone Burnett

Soundtrack | The Hunger Games

T Bone Burnett was born on January 14, 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Joseph Henry Burnett. He has been married to Callie Khouri since 2006. He was previously married to Sam Phillips.

56. Alejandro Jodorowsky

Writer | La montaña sagrada

Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in Iquique, Chile on February 17, 1929. In 1942 he moved to Santiago where he attended university, was a circus clown and a puppeteer. In 1955 he went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau. He worked with Maurice Chevalier there and made a short film, La cravate...

57. Jimmy Page

Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same

Jimmy Page was born on January 9, 1944 in Heston, Middlesex, England as James Patrick Page. He was previously married to Jimena Gomez-Paratcha, Patricia Ecker and Charlotte Martin.

58. John Paul Jones

Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same

John Paul Jones was born on January 3, 1946 in Sidcup, Kent, England as John Baldwin. He has been married to Maureen Jones since 1967. They have three children.

59. Johnny Klimek

Music_department | Cloud Atlas

Formed the band Pale 3 with Tom Tykwer and Reinhold Heil.

60. Stanley Clarke

Composer | Boyz n the Hood

Four-time Grammy Award Winner Stanley Clarke has attained "living legend" status during his over 40-year career as a bass virtuoso. He is the first bassist in history who doubles on acoustic and electric bass with equal ferocity and the first jazz-fusion bassist ever to headline tours, selling out ...

61. Alex Ebert

Soundtrack | All Is Lost

Lead singer and songwriter for the American bands Ima Robot and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

62. Harry Gregson-Williams

Composer | Shrek

Harry Gregson-Williams is one of Hollywood's most sought-after and prolific composers whose long list of film and television credits underscore the diverse range of his talents. His latest projects include the science fiction action thriller "The Meg," directed by Jon Turteltaub, the action ...

63. Max Richter

Soundtrack | Shutter Island

Max Richter was born on March 22, 1966 in Hamelin, Lower Saxony, West Germany. He is a composer, known for Shutter Island (2010), The Leftovers (2014) and Waltz with Bashir (2008).

64. The Edge

Soundtrack | Gangs of New York

One of the most instantly recognizable and influential guitarists in rock history, The Edge was born David Howell Evans, in Barking, Essex, in 1961. When he was two years old the family moved to Dublin. During his childhood he learned how to play the guitar and the piano. In 1978, the Edge became ...

65. Reinhold Heil

Music_department | Cloud Atlas

Reinhold Heil is a German-born, L.A.-based Golden Globe nominated film and television composer. Prior to Reinhold's career as a film composer, he was known throughout Europe for his monster synth chops. At 21, he became a fixture in the Berlin music scene as the keyboardist of a popular jazz funk ...

66. Michael Brook

Composer | Into the Wild

Michael Brook was born in 1952 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a composer, known for Into the Wild (2007), Brooklyn (2015) and The Vow (2012).

67. Nima Fakhrara

Composer | Detroit: Become Human

Nima Fakhrara is known for his work on Detroit: Become Human (2018), Crypto (2019) and The Signal (2014).

68. BT

Soundtrack | The Fast and the Furious

Brian Wayne Transeau (born October 4, 1971), better known by his stage name BT, is an American music producer, composer, technologist, audio technician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. An artist in the electronica music genre, he is credited as a pioneer of the trance and intelligent...

69. Mark Mothersbaugh

Composer | Thor: Ragnarok

Graduate of Woodridge High School in Peninsula, Ohio.

Attended Kent State University (1970-73) in Kent, Ohio, to focus on attaining an art degree. While at Kent State Mothersbaugh met Jerry Casale and Bob Lewis, who ultimately joined him in forming the 1970-80s avant-garde band Devo.

Awarded an ...

70. Robbie Robertson

Soundtrack | The Wolf of Wall Street

Robbie Robertson was born on July 5, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Jaime Robert Robertson.

71. Win Butler

Soundtrack | The Hunger Games

Win Butler was born on April 14, 1980 in The Woodlands, Texas, USA as Edwin Farnham Butler III. He has been married to Régine Chassagne since August 2003. They have one child.

72. John Cale

Soundtrack | The Beach

Classically trained (viola and piano) and well-educated, Welsh-born John Cale became interested in both the experimental side of classical music (including artists like John Cage), and American rock-n-roll. When offered a chance to study music in New York in the early 1960s, Cale accepted, and ...

73. Robin Guthrie

Soundtrack | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Robin Guthrie was born on January 4, 1962 in Grangemouth, Scotland as Robin Andrew Guthrie. He has been married to Florence Guthrie since February 29, 1996. They have one child.

74. tomandandy

Composer | The Mothman Prophecies

They are Tom Hajdu and Andy Milburn. Andy from Texas and Tom from Canada. They met at Princeton University's Graduate Music Department.

76. Evgueni Galperine

Composer | Nelyubov

Evgueni Galperine is known for his work on Loveless (2017), The Wizard of Lies (2017) and The Past (2013).

77. Owen Pallett

Music_department | Her

Owen Pallett is a composer and actor, known for Her (2013), The Box (2009) and 14 Actors Acting (2010).

79. Nigel Godrich

Music_department | Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Nigel Godrich is known for his work on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Baby Driver (2017) and A Scanner Darkly (2006).

81. Cliff Martinez

Composer | Only God Forgives

Cliff Martinez was born on February 5, 1954 in The Bronx, New York, USA. He is a composer, known for Only God Forgives (2013), Drive (2011) and The Neon Demon (2016).

83. Michael Andrews

Composer | Donnie Darko

Michael Andrews is known for his work on Donnie Darko (2001), Bad Teacher (2011) and Bridesmaids (2011).

85. Woodkid

Soundtrack | Insurgent

Woodkid was born as Yoann Lemoine.

86. Zack Hemsey

Music_department | Inception

Is an American recording artist, rapper and composer, whose work has been largely popularized through its use in films and film trailers.

87. Geoff Barrow

Soundtrack | Annihilation

Geoff Barrow was born on December 9, 1971 in Walton-In-Gordano, North Somerset, England.

88. Ben Salisbury

Composer | Annihilation

Ben Salisbury was born in London in December 1970. He is best known for his collaboration with Geoff Barrow as composer on the films Annihilation, Ex Machina and Free Fire. He has composed the music for over 50 natural history films, including the last 3 of David Attenborough's 'Life Of..' strand, ...

90. Barry Adamson

Soundtrack | The Beach

Barry Adamson was born on June 1, 1958 in Manchester, England.

91. Anthony Gonzalez

Soundtrack | Oblivion

Leader of electronic dream-pop band M83.

92. Wendy Carlos

Soundtrack | Ready Player One

Wendy Carlos, one of the great innovators in synthesized and electronic music, was born as Walter Carlos in Rhode Island on November 14, 1939. She underwent a sex-change operation in 1972, details of which she revealed during a surprise Playboy interview in 1979. Walter's last credited release is "...

94. Geir Jenssen

Soundtrack | The Mothman Prophecies

Records as "Biosphere".

95. Ray Cooper

Music_department | The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Ray Cooper was born on August 19, 1942 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. He is known for his work on The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), Brazil (1985) and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009).

96. Pierre van Dormael

Composer | Mr. Nobody

Pierre van Dormael was born on May 24, 1952 in Brussels, Belgium. He is known for his work on Mr. Nobody (2009), The Eighth Day (1996) and Toto the Hero (1991). He died on September 3, 2008 in Brussels.

97. David Julyan

Composer | The Cabin in the Woods

David Julyan is known for his work on The Cabin in the Woods (2011), The Prestige (2006) and Insomnia (2002).

98. Wendy Melvoin

Soundtrack | Purple Rain

Wendy Melvoin was born on January 26, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Wendy Ann Melvoin. She is a composer, known for Purple Rain (1984), Dangerous Minds (1995) and Crossing Jordan (2001).

99. Jocelyn Pook

Composer | Eyes Wide Shut

Born in Solihull in 1960, Jocelyn Pook graduated from the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1983 and began as a professional viola player. After a number of successful compositions for the concert hall and theatre, she began scoring films in 1996, starting with the short documentary ...

100. Waddy Wachtel

Composer | Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Legendary rock'n'roll session guitarist par excellence Robert "Waddy" Wachtel was born on May 24, 1947 to Harry and Rhoda Wachtel in the Jackson Heights section of Queens, New York City. He acquired his unusual nickname "Waddy" when he was a teenager and took guitar lessons from teacher Gene Dell ...



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