Valjean

Valjean Johns (November 19, 1934 - February 10, 2003), who typically recorded under his first name only, was an American pianist best known for his recording of the theme song from the TV show Ben Casey.

Born in Shattuck, Oklahoma, Valjean studied music at Oklahoma University, graduating in 1958 and attaining a Fulbright scholarship. In 1962, he released a recording of David Raksin's "Theme from Ben Casey", which hit #28 on the Billboard Hot 100. That same year, he released a full-length album, also titled Theme from Ben Casey, which peaked at #113 on the Billboard 200.

Valjean also toured, making appearances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra among others.

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Songs From Les Misérables - Song Appearances in Recordings
... Motion picture (2012)(25th Anniversary Concert) Overture / Work Song On Parole Valjean Arrested, Valjean Forgiven Valjean's Soliloquy (What Have I Done?) At the End of the Day I ...
Songs From Les Misérables
... The characters who sing solos or duets are Jean Valjean, a paroled convict, prisoner 24601, and the protagonist ... a police inspector, originally a prison-guard, who becomes obsessed with hunting down Valjean to whom he refers as "Prisoner 24601" Éponine, the young daughter of the sinister Thénardiers ... who is abused and mistreated by the Thénardiers but whom Valjean later adopts—she soon grows into a young woman Marius Pontmercy, a French student and revolutionary who falls in love ...
Les Misérables (1948 Film) - Differences To The Novel
... the largest differences into account in smaller details there are even more.) The baker from whom Valjean steals the bread shoots him ... Neither Valjean's sister nor her children (for whom he originally stole) are mentioned ... Valjean is number 872 in prison (in the book it's 24601 and 9430) and he is released after 18 years ...
Songs From Les Misérables - Act I - The Robbery / Javert's Intervention
... Thénardier attempts to rob Jean Valjean, whereupon realizing Valjean is the one "who borrowed Cosette," a brawl breaks out ... Intervention") but, because Javert does not immediately recognise Valjean, the latter escapes Thénardier then convinces Javert to let him go and pursue Valjean instead ...
Les Misérables (1958 Film) - Adaptation
... the son of a guard in the Toulon prison, when he sees Valjean as a convict ... Sister Simplice admits Valjean and Cosette to the convent ... clippings that he is completely mistaken about Valjean's criminal past ...