Jack Hylton
British musician
Jack Hylton
Jack Hylton was a British band leader and impresario. He was born John Greenhalgh Hilton in the Great Lever area of Bolton, Lancashire, the son of George Hilton, a cotton yarn twister. His father was an amateur singer at the local Labour Club and Jack learned piano to accompany him on the stage.
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Shirley Bassey's life to made into TV film - AFP
Google News - over 5 years
She sang in working men's clubs before she was discovered by band leader Jack Hylton. Her career almost ended before it began after she became pregnant at 17 but she survived the scandal of being a young unmarried mother to become a massive star
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Take your pick for the chance to be an island castaway - Yorkshire Post
Google News - over 5 years
Interviewed for Desert Island Discs in the BBC's bomb-damaged studio in north London, his choices of music included the big band classic, Happy Days Are Here Again, played by Jack Hylton and His Orchestra. The legendary Radio 4 programme had been
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Het hofje dat bijna verdwenen was - Leidsch Dagblad
Google News - almost 6 years
... met 'old finish' meubilair dat door een vriend roze was geschilderd. Trots toonde zij foto's uit haar glorietijd toen zij een dansschool hield en reisjes maakte naar Londen waar zij orkestleiders had ontmoet zoals Victor Sylvester en Jack Hylton
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Original London Cast Recording of CAMELOT to be Released in June - Broadway World
Google News - almost 6 years
Opening at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on August 19th, producer Jack Hylton's production of Camelot sported a stellar cast, including film star Laurence Harvey as Arthur, Elizabeth Larner as Guenevere) and Barry Kent as Lancelot
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Josef Locke, 82, Irish Tenor Who Inspired Tears, Is Dead
NYTimes - over 17 years
Josef Locke, a tenor whose singing of traditional sentimental Irish songs brought tears to the eyes of audiences in Ireland and Britain in the 1940's and 50's and whose career was portrayed in the 1992 film ''Hear My Song,'' died today in a hospital in Clane in County Kildare, where he lived south of Dublin. He was 82. Mr. Locke's popularity
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Word for Word/The Presley Papers; On the Block: Archives Of the King's Rise and Fall
NYTimes - over 17 years
THESE are high holy days for Elvis fans: the end of a week of commemorations leading up to the anniversary tomorrow of the pop icon's 1977 death here at Graceland amid overindulgence and drug abuse. This year, attention is being drawn to long-mothballed artifacts of the singer's odyssey from mere mortal to flawed deity. Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis's
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Review/Dance; Ballet de Ville, a New Troupe, at Jacob's Pillow
NYTimes - over 24 years
A man in white tie and tails dances in a romantic mist. The night is no longer young, though there is still Champagne to be uncorked and eyes to be gazed into. But the man -- tall, elegant and clearly eager for love -- is alone. By the end of Peter Anastos's smart and fizzy "Footage," performed by his new Ballet de Ville company on Thursday night
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New Company Awakens a Ballet From Old Russia
NYTimes - over 24 years
Outside, there is a sunny haze of green Berkshire hills, with white hydrangeas blowing against the open door to the dance studio. A few awed tourists peer inside as sleek young men and women whirl to the end of a bouncy big-band score. "Spasibo," some say in Russian. "Thank you," the others say. Morning rehearsal has come to an end for the new
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Review/Dance; 'Gloria,' A New Work Set to a Vivaldi Cantata
NYTimes - almost 27 years
LEAD: The music was liturgical, but the choreography looked pastoral. Nevertheless, the sacred and the secular harmonized today when the Garden State Ballet offered Peter Anastos's new ''Gloria'' at the Montclair State College Memorial Auditorium. The music was liturgical, but the choreography looked pastoral. Nevertheless, the sacred and the
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EUROPEAN ARCHIVES YIELD JAZZ RICHES FOR A REISSUE SERIES
NYTimes - over 32 years
For collectors of jazz records whose interests go back to the years before World War II, the French record label Swing has a special significance. Founded in the mid-1930's by two French jazz enthusiasts and scholars, Hugues Panassie and Charles Delaunay, Swing was the first record label to be devoted exclusively to jazz. It was the recording wing
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THE BUSINESS OF COMPOSING
NYTimes - over 32 years
David Hamilton is the music critic of The Nation and the author of ''The Listener's Guide to Great Instrumentalists.'' STRAVINSKY Selected Correspondence. Volume Two. Edited by Robert Craft. Illustrated. 544 pp. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $30. A STRAVINSKY SCRAPBOOK 1940-1971. By Robert Craft. Illustrated. 179 pp. New York: Thames and Hudson/W. W.
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RECORD NOTES; NONESUCH RETURNS TO NEW YORK
NYTimes - over 32 years
Another transcontinental move is ahead for Nonesuch Records, back to New York once more. But the move means more than just a change of venue, for the man who has headed the label since it moved to California from New York several years ago, Keith Holzman, will no longer be the guiding light. Nonesuch will be headquartered in New York beginning in
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