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14264 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 483 of them this year alone and, so far, 83 this month (May 26).

From This Moment On ...


Sat 28: Whitley Bay Carnival: Northern Monkey Brass Band (1:00-1:45pm & 4:00-4:45pm); Baghdaddies (2:00-2:45pm & 5:00-5:45pm) @ Spanish City Plaza Arena, Whitley Bay. Northern Monkey Brass Band (2:30-2:45pm) @ Rainbow Corner (Marine Ave.), Whitley Bay.

Sun 29 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Hartlepool United Supporters’ Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Groovetrain @ Tyne Bar, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 29: Zoë Gilby Quartet @ Allendale Village Hall, Northumberland. 7:30pm.
Sun 29: Two of a Mind: Sue Ferris-Steve Summers Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.
Sun 29: Jam session @ Fabio's Bar, Durham. 8:00pm. A Durham Uni Jazz Soc event. All welcome.
Sun 29: Cedric Burnside @ Cluny, Newcastle. Superb Mississippi hill country blues!

Mon 30: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.


Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 02: The Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Walled Garden, Gibside National Trust, NE16 6BG. 12.30 - 3.30pm.
Thu 02: (CANCELLED THIS WEEK ONLY!) Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 02: House of the Back Gardenia @ Gilsland Village Hall. 7:00pm.
Thu 02: The Blues Band @ Whitley Bay Playhouse. 7:30pm.
Thu 02: Thursday Night Prayer Meeting @ The Globe, Newcastle. Featured performers: Tony Bevan & Williwaw. 7:30pm. Free admission (donations). Upstairs.
Thu 02: Atom Eyes @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free.
Thu 02: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 02: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 03: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: Tyne Valley Big Band @ Bywell Hall, Stocksfield. 2:00pm.
Fri 03: Sam Braysher Trio @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm. Braysher, Matyas Gayer, John Williamson.
Fri 03: Ruth Lambert Quartet @ The Vault, Hexham. 7:30pm (doors). £15.00.
Fri 03: Lee Bates @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Blind Pig Blues Club.

Monday, May 02, 2022

R.I.P Terry Dalton

Terry Dalton was born in Throckley, the 3rd son of Herbie Dalton, a window cleaner and drummer who ran a dance band around the north east. Herbie made sure that all of his family learned to play an instrument.  Ronnie (piano); Wilf (sax); Doreen (bass); Terry (trombone) and Derek (trumpet) - they were all employed in their dad's band once they had acquired the required skills. 

Later they became known as The Dalton Dixielanders although most people just simply referred to them as The Daltons.

Terry also gigged around with local bands and, as his reputation grew, progressed to the Joe Loss Orchestra playing and singing alongside Ross McManus who was the father of Elvis (Costello).

Back on Tyneside he got an equity card and did quite a bit of work as an  extra on various stage productions.

He joined the Jazz Esquires at the Porthole about 2012 (see photo) and did a few gigs with an offshoot band called Undecided before, later, joining the Blyth Big Band and the East Coast Swing Band  as lead trombone. He also did gigs with a band that his son played in - The Baghdaddies.

Terry had a very smooth tone, which he credited to a lesson he had had from Don Lusher, and a good technique that served him in good stead when his brother Derek visited from Australia.

He suffered from cancer and, sadly, wasn't able to do any playing over the last couple of years. 

Terry Dalton died on April 29.

May he Rest In Peace – Miles Watson.


carstairs said...

Terry was a nice man, self-effacing considering his considerable talent as a trombonist. I enjoyed playing with him on a number of occasions, mainly at the Cullercoats Crescent Club -where he demonstrated his wonderful tone and high note capability. He will be missed.


Very sad to hear about the passing of Terry Dalton. I knew him and his name through my father but I did get the chance to play with him back in 1978 and more recently in 2017 at the Crescent Club. A very nice person and fine trombonist. R.I.P.
Colin Aitchison (Hong Kong)

Unknown said...

What a shame, he was a great lad, funny as owt and I loved his playing.
First time I heard him play was on a Cooking in the Kitchen session at Steve Cunningham's studio.
You couldn't miss him. RIP Terry.
John H (East Coast Swing Band)

Unknown said...

So sorry to hear that. Terry was a kind and very talented man with a warm heart. Always positive and supportive. He’ll be missed.
Laurence (ECSB)

Unknown said...

Absolutely gutted. Like a second dad. Bless him.
Peter S (ECSB)

Unknown said...

Terry contributed so much, not just in the Trombone section. He encouraged me and others too, particularly in the Band's dark days. We will miss his huge talent and irrepressible spirit.
Richard (ECSB)

Unknown said...

So Sad. A lovely guy and a fantastic player. He always encouraged you to play stuff that you thought was too hard and helped bring out your best playing. Great jazz player too. He will be sadly missed by so many people.
Lindsay (ECSB)

Unknown said...

So sad!
Terry was such a warm, cheerful, positive and supportive member of the trombone section. He really encouraged me and he was such fun to play alongside.
We miss him for his talent and his company .
Christine (ECSB)

Unknown said...

I’m so sorry to hear. Terry was really welcoming and supportive to me when I joined the band. He was also a fund of musical stories.
Jan (ECSB)

Unknown said...

Sorry not to have seen Terry in recent times. I'd like him to have seen that my playing of Fool on the Hill had improved (a bit)
Lynne (ECSB)

Unknown said...

Terry will be sorely missed by all of us at Tuesday morning's East Coast Swing Band sessions. He was a patient mentor, an effortless improviser, and a powerful role model to me. I will treasure the super anecdotes relating back to his experiences on the fringe of the circuit of A,B and C listers! But above all I 'll remember what a warm person he was and his generosity towards lesser mortals.
Choked at his passing.
Peter Smith, fellow Bone and current Chair East Coast Swing Band.

Bob.S said...

Terry was great player a true gent and a very good friend.
R I P matey.
Bob Stephenson.
East Coast Swing Band and others.

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