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Russell Garcia dies at 95; arranger, composer and conductor
Russell Garcia dies at 95; arranger, composer and conductor

Russell Garcia, an arranger, composer and conductor who was an influential figure in the West Coast music scene during the 1950s and '60s and whose work in Hollywood included writing the score for the 1960 science-fiction classic "The Time Machine," has died. He was 95. Garcia, who walked away from his career in Hollywood in the mid-'60s, died of cancer Sunday at his home in Kerikeri, New Zealand, said his wife, Gina. During his eight-decade career in music, Garcia recorded more than 60 albums under his own name, including the otherworldly sounding "Fantastica: Music From Outer Space" and the avant-garde jazz album "Wigville" in the 1950s. Garcia...

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