Australian TV music director legend Geoff Harvey has died at the age of 83 in Berrima, NSW.
Harvey was a constant fixture on Australian television with his daily appearance on The Mike Walsh Show and Midday.
— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) March 30, 2019
Geoff Harvey was born in London in 1935. He moved to Australia in the early 1960s and joined EMI Records as a producer. Geoff joined Channel Nine Sydney in 1961 and became musical director for Bob Rogers’ Tonight Show. He then worked on Tonight with Dave Allen, the John Laws Show, Barry Crocker’s Sound of Music, Bandstand and The Don Lane Show before joining The Mike Walsh Show.
So so sad to lose my brother in law Geoff Harvey and amazing uncle to my boys Alex & Will. So many great memories of holidays at Geoff and Trina’s farm at Berrima where both the boys learned to ride motor bikes and drive cars down the long driveway. A life well lived old friend. https://t.co/dqW6pJxZON
— Richard Davison (@wizardwash) March 30, 2019
Harvey composed the theme music for A Current Affair, Today, Sunday and The Sullivans.
Geoff was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2006.
Geoff Harvey was married to television personality Penny Spence. He lived in Berrima with his second wife of 32 years Katrina.