Hans "Hansi" Last (17 April 1929 – 9 June 2015), better known by his stage name James Last, was a German composer and big band leader. His "happy music" sold over 100 million albums. He worked in mainly his native Germany and the United Kingdom.
Last was born in Bremen. He was married twice and had two children.
- "James Last, Bandleader Known for 'Happy Sound,' Dies at 86". The New York Times. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015.