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In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

Today

As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Monday, February 17, 2014

RIP Frank Wappat

The news has just come in that former Radio Newcastle DJ, Frank Wappat, died this morning. As well as his radio program, which ran for almost 40 years, Frank Wappat, who was born and lived for a number of years in Hebburn, also founded Memory Lane magazine, played in dance bands, formed his own church and was highly regarded as an authority on music of the thirties and forties and Al Bowlly in particular.
He also wrote several books including an excellent biography of singer Chick Henderson.
Rest In Peace.
Frank Wappat was 84.
Website.
Obituary
Lance.
PS: Thank you Hil for informing me.
PPS: Photo from Evening Chronicle archives.

1 comment :

LIz said...

I really enjoyed his Sunday eve broadcasts from Radio Newcastle, which we got via Radio York, he was a one off

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