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John Altman – hitmaker, film composer, raconteur – shares 50 years of revealing and hilarious stories from the frontline of show business as he launches his memoir, 'Hidden Man: My Many Musical Lives'.

John has worked with an almost surreal who's who of film and music icons, from David Bowie, Prince and Michael Jackson to George Michael, Diana Ross, Rod Stewart and Pharrell Williams. He was Van Morrison's musical director for many years, arranged Always Look on the Bright Side of Life for Monty Python; put together Bjork's classic 'It's Oh So Quiet'; mentored the pre-fame Amy Winehouse; crossed paths with Charlie Chaplin, Chet Baker, Nick Drake and Slim Gaillard; and worked on the soundtracks for films as diverse as Titanic, Little Voice and No Time to Die, the last James Bond film. He was in Hot Chocolate, too. And, as a child, appeared onstage with Judy Garland.

John has a unique perspective on the music and film worlds of the last half-century and we are excited to welcome him for this special evening of stories, as he reflects on his amazing career.

John will be in Conversation with Duncan Steer, who has recently hosted highly entertaining nights at the OSO with Tour de France commentator Carlton Kirby and ex-England cricketer Derek Pringle.


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Road Directions

The OSO Arts Centre is right by the Pond on Barnes Green, with its entrance on the Green itself, next to Côte Brasserie.

​Getting to the OSO is easy:

They are a short walk from Barnes and Barnes Bridge railway stations, with regular trains from Clapham Junction, Waterloo and Richmond

Frequent buses run from Putney and the south side of Hammersmith Bridge. Please note that Hammersmith Bridge is temporarily closed. For more details please check the Transport For London website

If you’d prefer to drive, there are parking spaces near Barnes Green and parking is free in many spots after 12pm.

Bowie, Python, Bond, Amy Winehouse and Me: OSO Arts Centre


OSO Arts Centre, 49 Station Road, London, Barnes, SW13 0LF

Tel: 020 8876 9885

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