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Saturday 15: Anth Purdy - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Purdy’s solo ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’ show. Limited capacity.

Thursday 20: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, 27 Sunniside Rd., Gateshead NE16 5NA. 8:30pm.

Friday 21: Lindsay Hannon - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

RIP Terry Lightfoot.

Trad clarinettist Terry Lightfoot died yesterday (March 15) He was a former associate of Kenny Ball's who died last week as well as being a bandleader in his own right.
Lighfoot was a key figure in the 1960s Trad boom hovering around the periphery of The Charts with True Love, King Kong and There is a Tavern in the Town.
He also appeared in the film It's Trad, Dad.
Terry Lightfoot was 77.
Rest in Peace.
Obituary.
Lance.

2 comments :

Georgie Tracey said...

I heard via a friend in the U.K. the recent news on Terry Lightfoot following so soon after Kenny Ball.
My late Husband Reg Tracey(who was Kenny's Brother in law) Managed Kenny Ball for many years
and also Terry Lightfoot. I emigrated to Perth, Australia 9 years ago to join my daughters and we were
shocked when friends in the U.K. contacted us and would therefore be grateful if you can pass on our condolances.
I have been sent newspaper reports but wondered if Terry's Wife Iris is still alive as I knew her well but
unlike a mention of Betty Ken's late Wife, can see nothing so far on Iris.
Sincerely, Georgie Tracey

Mike Godwin said...

I joined Terry's band on bass in 1974 when Reg was the manager.
I attended the funeral yesterday and Iris and two daughters Melinda and Michelle are still alive-their other daughter unfortunately died of cancer some years ago.
Iris's address should you wish to get in touch is:
20, Lilly Hill,
Olney,
Bucks MK46 5EZ
Hope this is of some help Georgie.
Kind regards,
Mike Godwin.

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