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Today Tuesday June 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc raffle). Line-up inc special guest Don Fairley (trombone).

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Sunday, November 02, 2014

RIP Acker Bilk

George Watt, followed closely by Peter Bevan, have related the sad news to me that trad legend Acker Bilk left us today aged 85.
Loved by many as both a jazzman and an entertainer, Acker was respected by musicians and fans from far beyond the restrictions of his chosen style. Saw him a few years back at Sage Gateshead with Kenny Ball and Chris Barber - well Kenny's gone and Acker's no longer a stranger on these shores ...
Rest In Peace Acker, like another departed great, you did it your way, and it wasn't such a bad way.
Buena Sera I'll raise a glass of scrumpy to you tonight..
Lance.
PS: George Watt notes, poignantly, that it was on this date, 58 years ago, that he met his wife Dorothy.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Great bloke. When I lived down that way I rarely passed through Pensford without seeing a new poster with hs name on it. RIP.

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