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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Can Anyone Help?

I wonder if you could help me. I am looking for more information about my granddad’s music career - photos or anything.
His name was Thomas Danby he was from Bishop Auckland and was a drummer in a number of jazz bands playing in local pubs and clubs around the north east,
In the Second World War he worked for the mines but was down South a lot with various bands.
I know this isn't much to go on as my father’s side haven't got much about his musical side.
It's ok if you have nothing I thought I would ask though
Kind regards
Sarah Danby Cooper.

1 comment :

Steve Andrews said...

It's not a clear photo but that tenor looks very like my Pierret "Vibrator" with the underslung octave key, which from the 1930's belonged to a chap called Max Cresswell from Whitley Bay, who played all over the North East, including with Peter Fielding at the Oxford Galleries in the mid-'30's. I've never seen another of these rare saxes in the NE. It doesn't look like a King Super 20 or a Conn Connqueror, both of which had underslung octave keys, but rather different to this.

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