Colonel Bogey



The “Colonel Bogey March” is a British march that was composed in 1914 by Lieutenant F. J. Ricketts (1881–1945) (pen name Kenneth J. Alford), a British Army bandmaster who later became the director of music for the Royal Marines at Plymouth. The sheet music was a million-seller, and the march was recorded many times. Malcolm Arnold also employed the march in the 1962 movie “Bridge on the River Kwai”‘

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