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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Belated acknowledgement of the death of a fine singer.

Just to let you know that Marion Williams, former singer with the Dankworth 7 and Oscar Rabin Band (among many others in the 50's) died in February, 2014.
She was 82 and a damned fine singer.
Attached is a promo photo of her back in the 50s/60s.
Dave van de Gevel
Zakynthos
Greece.

4 comments :

Lance said...

Sorry to hear this - I remember Marian as the singer who preceded Cleo with Dankworth and who broadcast many times with Rabin on the old BBC Light Program. I seem to recall seeing her at Newcastle City Hall with one of the big bands although, several light years on, I can't for the life of me think who! May have been Parnell although I think his Marian was Davis. Love to hear more about Marian's later life. Googling only brought up the gospel singer of the same name.

Liz said...

yes Marion Davis is the one I was thinking of, didn't she have twin boys who went into showbiz, and I think she married an Impresario

Lance said...

That was Marian Ryan!

Liz said...

so it was.. I knew very well it was Marion Ryan, too much on my mind right now! She wasn't that great a singer, more your "girl next door"

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