born on 29/8/1943 in Troy, NY, United States
Richard (Dick) Halligan (born August 29, 1943) is an American musician and composer, best known as a founding member of the jazz-rock band Blood, Sweat & Tears.
Halligan was born in Troy, New York. He was BS&T's trombonist on their first album, Child Is Father to the Man. When Al Kooper left the band after that first album, Halligan began playing other instruments including piano, organ, and flute. He received a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Performance for "Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie" from the album Blood, Sweat & Tears. Halligan also arranged many of the band's charts during this time period, and he wrote several songs including "Redemption" and "Lisa Listen To Me." Halligan left BS&T in 1971 after recording their fourth album, when the band began to shift to more rock-oriented music.
In the 1970s and 1980s Halligan composed and arranged music for a number of motion pictures, television, and commercials.
As of 2006 he is active as a composer and performer for various types of music, including jazz and chamber music. In 2011 and 2012 he has been developing and performing an autobiographical one-man show entitled Musical Being. An early title for it was Man Overboard.
His daughter, Shana, is vocalist of trip-hop duo Bitter:Sweet.
- (2004-10-21) The Great Rock Discography, p. 155, Canongate U.S.. URL accessed 4 June 2012.
- Dick Halligan at the Internet Movie Database
- Richard (Dick) Halligan official website
- [Dick Halligan at All Music Guide Dick Halligan at AllMusicGuide.com]
- Man Overboard! (one-man show) excerpt on YouTube
|Blood, Sweat & Tears|
|* Dave Gellis
|Studio albums||* Child Is Father to the Man
|Live albums||* In Concert
|Compilation albums||* Greatest Hits
|Soundtracks||* The Owl and the Pussy Cat|
|Singles||* "You've Made Me So Very Happy"