The way we were? He’s gone to be with Elvis

The conductor Joe Guercio, who arranged ‘The Way We Were’ for Barbra Streisand and much else, has died in Nashville, aged 87.

His greatest triumph was the six-note theme that heralded Elvis Presley’s arrival on stage.

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Joe was in charge of the band at the Las Vegas Hilton when Elvis first swung by.

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