Walter Murphy

Walter Murphy

Disco, funk, pop, 70s, instrumental

Walter Anthony Murphy, Jr. (Also Known as Uncle Louie) (born 19 December 1952) is a pianist, composer, and arranger who had a massive hit with the instrumental, "A Fifth of Beethoven", a disco adaptation of some passages of the first movement of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, in 1976, when disco was at the height of its popularity. Murphy was born in 1952, in New York City, New York, USA and grew up in Manhattan. He attended the Manhattan School of Music there, where he studied jazz and classical piano.