Les Baxter

  • Born: (United States) Mexia, Texas
  • Died: (United States) Newport Beach, California (age 73)

Leslie Thompson Baxter was an American musician and composer. After working as an arranger and composer for swing bands, he developed his own style of easy listening music, known as exotica. Some of his many credits were questioned by Nelson Riddle and others, but Baxter said these claims were part of a smear campaign.

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