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-'''James Last''' (also known as '''"Hansi"''', born '''Hans Last''' on 17 April 1929 in [[Bremen]]) is a [[Germany|German]] composer and [[big band]] leader.+'''James Last''' (also known as '''"Hansi"''', born '''Hans Last'''; 17 April 1929 – 9 June 2015) was a [[Germany|German]] composer and [[big band]] leader. His "happy music" made his numerous [[album]]s best-sellers in Germany and the [[United Kingdom]]. His composition "[[Happy Heart]]" became an international success in interpretations by [[Andy Williams]] and [[Petula Clark]]. According to ''[[British Hit Singles & Albums]]'' (2006), he is reported to have sold in excess of eighty million albums worldwide.
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James Last (also known as "Hansi", born Hans Last; 17 April 1929 – 9 June 2015) was a German composer and big band leader. His "happy music" made his numerous albums best-sellers in Germany and the United Kingdom. His composition "Happy Heart" became an international success in interpretations by Andy Williams and Petula Clark. According to British Hit Singles & Albums (2006), he is reported to have sold in excess of eighty million albums worldwide.

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