British Music Yearbook

births and deaths in the British dance band scene

born into the age of jazz,
they will live forever with their music

this page first published by John Wright, 9 Sept 2001
last update 29 March 2013vintage@jabw.demon.co.uk

A remembrance page dedicated to the musicians who were born in Britain OR worked in Britain during the first half of the twentieth century

For much of the information on this page I am indebted to the 'Memory Lane' magazine in particular contributors Phil Cruise, Barry McCanna, Terry Brown, researcher Doug Wilkins, and the journalist the late Chris Hayes. Some dates were found in the pages of British Dance Bands (This England Books) and many dates came from the 20's-to-50's Yahoo discussion group.

NOTE: Some of the artistes are still very much alive! (in bold)

all sources:
ML=Memory Lane, GR=Gunn Report, PW=Peter Worsley, TE=This England, BR=Brian Reynolds, TB=Terry Brown
MT=Mike Thomas, JM=Joe Moore, AW=Andrew Williams, SA=Steve Abrams, DA=David Ades
BW=Brian Willey, SS=Sue Smith, SB=Sam Bendahan, SN=Steve Nee, JC=Jean Collen, DC=Dave Cooper
MDB=Michael D. Bright, GT=Greg Taylor, BMc=Barry McCanna, DE=Dick Esmond, VR=Vic Russell
MM=Melody Maker, OKFS=OK For Sound, FS=family sources

BDYG=British Dance Bands Yahoo group, BDBD=British Dance Band Database
2050=20s-50sPopMusic Yahoo Group
BL=British Library
wiki=Wikipedia

You can search this page using Ctrl-F on your keyboard

JANUARYBirthsDeathsSource
Jan 1Teddy Foster, born 1908
Eric Winstone, born 1913
ML
BW
Jan 2George Clouston, died 1996ML
Jan 3Vivienne Lambelet, born 1903
Hughie Diamond, born 1920
Noel Webb, born 1918
Robert Nesbitt, died 1995GT, ML
ML
FS
Jan 4Carroll Gibbons, born 1903
Sydney Lipton, born 1906
Chips Chippendall, born 1909
Noel Webb, died 2009
Paula Green, died 2012
ML,FS
ML, BDBYG
ML
Jan 5Woolf Phillips, born 1919
Anona Winn, born 1904
Teddy Foster, died 1984ML
Wiki
Jan 6Frank Wilson, born 1901
Pearl Pleydell-Bouverie, born 1895
Carole Carr, died 1997ML
SB
Jan 7Al Bowlly, born 1899ML
Jan 8Evelyn Dall, born 1918Olive Groves, died 1974
George Baker, died 1976
Ron Goodwin, died 2003
ML, GT
GR
2050
Jan 9Gracie Fields, born 1898
Doreen Henry, born 1906
Al Fernhead, died 1988
Carol Calores, died 1989
ML,ML
AW,ML
Jan 10Charlie Winter, born 1906
Roland Peachey, born 1912
Florence Oldham, died 1971
Terry Revell, died 1995
Binnie Hale, died 1984
ML
ML
SB
Jan 11Robert Nesbitt, born 1906
Vladimir Rosing (Snr), born 1890
Cavan O'Connor, died 1997
Ike Isaacs, died 1996
Cecile Petrie died 1983
SB,ML
SB,ML
ML
Jan 12Harry Roy, born 1900
Lou Preager, born 1906
Barrie Oliver, born 1899
Jimmy Dunlop, born 1910
Andy McDevitt, born 1914
Louis Voss, born 1902
Ernest Ritte, died 1958ML
BW
Jan 13Richard Addinsell, born 1904Harry Woods, died 1970
Don Pelosi, died 1998
2050, ML
obit
Jan 14Bebe Daniels, born 1901Wally Stott/Angela Morley, died 20092050, DA
Jan 15Ivor Novello, born 1893
June Marlow, born 1934
Lawrence Wright, born 1888
Jack Jackson, died 1978
Alan Breeze, died 1980
2050,FS
ML,ML
BW
Jan 16Sam Gelsley, born 1910Bert Ralton, died 1927
Florence Desmond, died 1993
Fred Elizalde, died 1979
Art Hickman, died 1930
ML
ML
BDBD,SB
Jan 17Elizabeth Webb, died 1913BDYG
Jan 18Lillian Davies, born 1895BDYG
Jan 19Lilian Harvey, born 1906Robert Naylor, died 1968
Harry Engelman, died 2002
SB, ML
ML
Jan 20Tommy McQuater, died 2008
Harry Leader, died 1987
Burton Brown, died 1995
SN
BW
ML
Jan 21Elsie Carlisle, born 1897
Olive Groves, born 1900
Webster Booth, born 1902
Bill Currie, born 1908
Ivor Kirchin, born 1905
Betty Smith, died 2011
Leslie Harold, died 1999
PW, BDBY
GT,ML
BDYG
ML
ML
Jan 22Harry Parry, born 1912
Leslie Sarony, born 1897
ML
BW
Jan 23Ted Taylor, died 1992
John Haim, died 1949
ML
ML
Jan 24Tiny Winters, born 1909
Django Reinhardt, born 1910
Chris Hayes, born 1916
Johnny Wise, died 2002
Yvette Darnac, died 1999
ML, ML
2050
ML
Jan 25Florence Mills, born 1896Ronnie Genarder, died 19732050, ML
Jan 26Betty Bolton, born 1906
Stephane Grappelli, born 1908
Ronnie Hilton, born 1926
FS
2050
SB
Jan 27Van Phillips, born 1905
Monia Liter, born 1905
Howard Baker, born 1902
ML
ML
ML
Jan 28Harry Leader, born 1906
Cliff Townshend, born 1917
Cliff Ball, born 1926
Ronnie Scott, born 1927
Acker Bilk, born 1929
Bert Read, died 1985ML, ML
ML
FS
2050
2050
Jan 29Jack Hylton, died 1965
Sir Edward Lewis, died 1980
ML
Jan 30Frank Weir, born 1911
Tubby Hayes, born 1935
Sandy Powell, born 1900
Elizabeth Webb, born 1926
Stanley Holloway, died 19822050
2050,SB
BW
BDYG
Jan 31Ben Frankel, born 1906
Harry Berly, born 1906
Bruts Gonella, born 1911
Peter Dawson, born 1882
E.O.'Poggy' Pogson, died 1980
Leon Cortez, died 1970
FS,ML
ML,SB
ML
SB
FEBRUARYBirthsDeathsSource
Feb 1Phyllis Robins, born 1910
Alan Green, born 1895
Dave Stephenson, born 1911
Harry Roy, died 1971
Kenneth Leslie-Smith, died 1993
SB,ML
ML
Feb 2Hughie Green, born 1920
Eric Wild, born 1910
Spike Hughes, died 1987
Anona Winn, died 1994
Dick James, died 1986
Alfred 'Alfredo' Gill, died 1966
SB,BDYG
SB,ML
ML
ML
Feb 3Bert Firman, born 1906
Sydney Baynes, born 1879
Frankie Vaughan, born 1928
ML
Feb 4Norman Wisdom, born 1915Felix Mendelssohn, died 1952
Bobby Howell, died 1962
ML
MT
Feb 5Dick Ball, died 1980
Harry Shalson, died 1965
Geraldo, died 1974
FS
FS
BW
Feb 6Ben Oakley, born 1899Jon Dankworth, died 2010
Turner Layton, died 1978
2050, wiki
ML
Feb 7Carl Barriteau, born 1914Tiny Winters, died 1996
Matt Monro, died 1985
ML
Feb 8Ray Starita, born 1904
Steffi Duna, born 1910
Cecil Norman, died 1989TB,ML
SB
Feb 9Reginald Kilbey, born 1907Vic Lewis, died 2009BDYG,BDYG
Feb 10Jackie Hunter, born 1920Teddy Joyce, died 1941BDYG,ML
Feb 11Jules Ruben, born 1912Norman Payne, died 1992
Max Goldberg, died 1990
Rex Owen, died 1985
Dolly Elsie, died 1961
FS, ML
ML
ML
SS
Feb 12Leslie Sarony, died 1985
Ben Frankel, died 1973
Stanelli, died 1961
Wiki
FS
BW
Feb 13Albert Harris, born 1916Lew Stone, died 1969
Sylvester Ahola, died 1995
ML
Feb 14Don Macaffer, born 1911George Shearing, died 2011
P.G. Wodehouse, died 1975
ML, obit.
SB
Feb 15Ronnie Aldrich, born 1916
Frank Horrox, born 1924
ML
2050
Feb 16
Feb 17Joy Nichols, born 1927
Ron Goodwin, born 1925
Patricia Routledge, born 1929
Evelyn Laye, died 1996ML,SB
2050
2050
Feb 18
Feb 19Elisabeth Welch, born 1904Rudy Starita, died 1978
Leslie Norman, died 1994
wiki,ML
Feb 20Jack Jackson, born 1906Ivor Mairants, died 1998ML, ML
Feb 21Val Rosing, born 1910
Ronnie Verrell, born 1926
Frank Horrox, died 1972
Ronnie Hilton, died 2001
ML, 2050
ML,SB
Feb 22Billy Merrin, born 1900Ronnie Verrell, died 2002ML,DE
Feb 23Ronnie Genarder, born 1911
Albert Sammons, born 1886
ML
SB
Feb 24Alfred Piccaver, born 1884
Pat Kirkwood, born 1921
Tibor Kunstler, died 1993SB,ML
wiki
Feb 25Victor Silvester, born 1900
Judy Shirley, born 1907
Cyril Stapleton, died 1974ML
Feb 26Harry Gold, born 1907Reg Leopold, died 2003ML, BDYG
Feb 27Elisabeth Welch, born 1904Pat O'Malley, died 1985
Ray Ellington, died 1985
obit., ML
ML
Feb 28David Grimley, died 1992ML
Feb 29
MARCHBirthsDeathsSource
Mar 1Max Bacon, born 1904
Doris Hare, born 1905
Kenny Baker, born 1921
Fred Douglas, died 1955
Walter Kent, died 1994
Tony Osborne, died 2009
ML,ML
GR
BW
Mar 2Edna Kaye, died 2013
Sam Browne, died 1972
BDYG
ML
Mar 3Paula Green, born 1917Marjorie Stedeford, died 1959
Lillian Davies, died 1932
Stanley Holt, died 1978
Noel Gay, died 1954
Kenny Ball, died 2013
BDYG, ML
BDYG, obit
JM
BW
Mar 4Harold Berens, born 1903SB
Mar 5Kitty Masters, born 1902Geraldo, died 1974
Frank Davies, died 1991
ML,ML
ML
Mar 6Dolly Elsie, born 1906
Ella Logan, born 1913
Ivor Novello, died 1951
George Formby, died 1961
Montague Ewing, died 1957
SS
ML
Mar 7Nat Gonella, born 1908
Leslie 'Hutch' Hutchinson, born 1900
Andy Richardson, died 1931
Benny Loban, died 1993
Acker Bilk, died 2013
TE,MM
2050,ML
obit
Mar 8Jan Ralfini, born 1898
Alan Dell, born 1924
Ken 'Snakehips' Johnson, died 1941
Dave Williams, died 1941
Martin Poulsen, died 1941
Harry Bentley, died 1935
ML
Mar 9Joe Daniels, born 1909
Philip Brown, born 1895
Sydney Baynes, died 1938BDBD,MT
ML
Mar 10Wally Stott/Angela Morley, born 1924Evelyn Dall, died 2010
Gerry Brereton, died 2005
Jack Leon, died 1967
DA, DC
ML
ML
Mar 11Jessie Matthews, born 1907
Norman Burns, born 1920
Oscar Grasso, died 1982
Ken Beaumont, died 1996
George Webb, died 2010
Celia Lipton, died 2011
2050, ML
ML, ML
wiki
BDBY
Mar 12Gene Crowley, born 1913Tolchard Evans, died 1978ML
MT
Mar 13Freddy Clayton, born 1927Fela Sowande, died 1987ML
Mar 14Abe Walters, born 1913Bill Weeden, died 1985
Bernard Rabin, died 1993
Clarrie Wright, died 1992
Reginald Kilbey, died 1982
ML,FS
ML
ML
BDYG
Mar 15Kitty Masters, born 1902
Pat O'Malley,born 1901
Eddie Calvert, born 1922
Andy McDevitt, died 1980
Reginald Pursglove, died 1982
Freddie Bretherton, died 1954
Tommy Kinsman, died 1984
ML,FS
2050,FS
ML,ML
SB,ML
Mar 16Leslie 'Jiver' Hutchinson, born 1906Phyllis Robins, died 1982
Pat McCormack, died 1972
Roy Henderson, died 2000
Bebe Daniels, died 1971
BDBD, ML
ML
SB
Mar 17Peggy Dell, born 1905
Ray Ellington, born 1910
Pat Dodd, born 1909
Charlie Kunz, died 1957
Stan Emery, died 1988
2050, ML
2050, ML
ML
Mar 18Alan Green, died 1956
Johny Helfer, died 1984
Harry Hayes, died 2002
ML

BBC
Mar 19Max Goldberg, born 1905
George Clouston, born 1913
Brian Rust, born 1922
Les Carew, died 1994ML
Mar 20Joe Crossman, born 1905
Paul Fenoulhet, born 1906
Vera Lynn, born 1917
Issy Bonn, born 1903
Roy Fox, died 1982
Jack Nathan, died 1990
ML
Mar 21Jack Cooper, born 1912
Toni Eden, born 1927
Arthur Mouncey, died 1992
Pasquale Troise, died 1957
ML,ML
2050,BDYG
Mar 22Bill McGuffie, died 1987ML
Mar 23Harry Hayes, born 1909
George Posford, born 1906
Josef Locke, born 1917
Billy Ternent, died 1977ML,ML
2050
2050
Mar 24Josephine Bradley, born 1893
Revell Terry, born 1913
Tommy Trinder, born 1909
wiki
ML
2050
Mar 25Dan Donovan, born 1901
Dorothy Squires, born 1915
Beryl Davis, born 1925
Billy Mayerl, died 1959
Billy Cotton, died 1969
John Snagge, died 1996
FS,MT
2050,ML
2050,ML
Mar 26Sam Browne, born 1898
Charles Shadwell, born 1898
Carole Carr, born 1928
Nat Star, died 1950
Noel Coward, died 1973
ML,ML
ML,wiki
2050
Mar 27Al Starita, born 1897
Felix King, born 1912
Maurice Sterndale, died 1986TB,ML
BW
Mar 28Maurice Winnick, born 1902
Duncan Whyte, bon 1910
Alec Templeton, died 1963TE,SB
2050
Mar 29Betty Kent, born 1913
Les Gilbert, born 1915
George Chisholm, born 1915
Ruby Murray, born 1935
Jan Ralfini, died 1976ML, ML
ML
2050
SB
Mar 30Ted Heath, born 1902
Edna Kaye, born 1920
Mantovani, died 1980
Tommy Bonny, died 1990
ML
Mar 31
APRILBirthsDeathsSource
Apr 1Steve Race, born 1921SB
Apr 2Jack Buchanan, born 1890
Patricia Rossborough, born 1900
Betty Bolton, died 2005
Ray Noble, died 1978
Gaby Rogers, died 1988
Hubert David, died 1999
ML, FS
BW,ML
ML
ML
Apr 3Jack Cooper, died 1977ML
Apr 4Jack Morrison, born 1887
Eli Hudson, born 1877
Billy Thorburn, died 1971
Ray Noble, died 1978
TB,ML
ML, ML
Apr 5Arthur Mouncey, born 1909ML
Apr 6
Apr 7Nat Allen, born 1909ML
Apr 8Fred Douglas, born 1885
Reg Williams, died 1988
Ossie Noble, died 1975
ML
Apr 9
Apr 10Pearl Pleydell-Bouverie, died 1996ML
Apr 11Debroy Somers, born 1890
Douglas Brownsmith, born 1902
ML
FS
Apr 12Robert Carr, born 1881
Bertram 'Bill' Weeks, died 1939
wiki, ML
Apr 13Phil Moss, born 1914George Fierstone, died 1984ML,ML
Apr 14Lionel Falkman, died 1963
Dorothy Squires, died 1998
MT
SB
Apr 15Robert Naylor, born 1899Will Hurst, died 1938
Jimmy Phillips, died 1982
GR, MT
ML
Apr 16Benny Loban, born 1902
Doreen Harris, born 1914
ML
Apr 17Annette Keith, born 1910
Herman Darewski, born 1883
Leonard Hopkinson, born 1892
Al Bowlly, died 1941FS, ML
BDYG
FS
Apr 18
Apr 19Steve Conway, died 1952ML
Apr 20Stanley Andrews, born 1903Archie Slavin, died 1992BW,ML
Apr 21Issy Bonn, died 1977SB
Apr 22Cyril Shane, born 1922Michael Flome, died 1944
Steffi Duna, died 1992
ML,MT
SB
Apr 23Sid Plummer, born 1901
George Rowe, born 1903
Billy Scott-Coomber, born 1905
Bill Shuttleworth, died 2001
Robert Farnon, died 2005
ML
BW
Apr 24Jack Leon, born 1905George Posford, died 1976
Jack Coles, died 1991
ML,SB
BR
Apr 25Eric Delaney, born 1924Dave Frost, died 1989ML
Apr 26Oscar Rabin, born 1899
Sid Buckman, born 1906
Leo Vauchant, died 1991ML,wiki
ML
Apr 27Daphne Anderson, born 1922Bobby Howes, died 19722050, GR
Apr 28Phil Tate, born 1922
Jack Coles, born 1914
Al Read, died 1981ML, ML
BR
Apr 29Jack Bentley, born 1913
Lonnie Donegan, born 1931
Annette Keith, died 1992
Eric Wild, died 1989
Joe Deniz, died 1994
2050,FS
2050,ML
ML
Apr 30Teddy Brown, 1946
Ernest Broadhurst, 1957
obit.
FS
MAYBirthsDeathsSource
May 1George Melachrino, born 1909
Sonnie Hale, born 1902
Leslie Douglas, born 1914
Ella Logan, died 1969
Jose Norman, died 1990
2050,ML
2050,FS
SN
May 2Henry Hall, born 1898Victor Knight, died 1990
Eric Winstone, died 1974
ML
SB
May 3Al Tabor, born 1898
Ted Rowley, born 1920
Hughie Green, died 1997
Gene Raymond, died 1998
ML
May 4Dan Barrigo, died 1977
Bert Quarmby, died 2004
Jack Morrison, died 1948
ML
SB
TB
May 5Arthur Lally, died 1940BMc
May 6Billy Cotton, born 1899
Freddy Randall, born 1921

Billy Scott-Coomber, died 1990
Ivy Benson, died 1993
TE
ML
ML
May 7Dickie Valentine, died 1971ML
May 8Phil Silverstone, died 1992
Tony Harrison, died 2008
FS
BW
May 9Johny Helfer, born 1904
Frank Chacksfield, born 1914
ML
SB
May 10Harry Shalson, born 1898Carroll Gibbons, died 1954
Betty Kent, died 1966
Hughie Tripp, died 1985
Harold Berens, died 1995
FS,ML
May 11Eve Boswell, born 1922
Beryl Bryden, born 1920
Maurice Burman, died 1961SB, WWJ
SB
2050
May 12Billy Thorburn, born 1900
Billy Munn, born 1911
Frank Weir, died 1981TE, FS
ML
May 13
Whispering Jack Smith, died 1950
SB
May 14
May 15Hugo Rignold, born 1905
Norrie Paramour, born 1914
Jan Ralfini, died 1976wiki,ML
SB
May 16Stan Osborne, born 1906
Jack Jones, born 1903
Django Reinhardt, died 1953
Austin Croom-Johnson, died 1964
Laurie Bookin, died 2007
ML,ML
ML,MT
FS
May 17George Scott Wood, born 1903
Dave Shand, born 1909
2050
2050
May 18Julie Dawn, died 2000
Freddy Randall, died 1999
Jack Doyle, died 1985
ML
ML
ML
May 19Terry Devon, born 1922
Sandy Wilson, born 1924
Alma Cogan, born 1932
Jimmy Blades, died 1999
Lawrence Wright, died 1964
ML,ML
2050
ML
BW
May 20Reg Leopold, born 1907
Betty Driver, born 1920
BW
ML
May 21Melville Gideon, born 1884ML
May 22Eddie Cromar, born 1904
Binnie Hale, born 1899
Kenny Ball, born 1930
ML
GR
2050
May 23Bill Herbert, died 1985ML
May 24Sylvester Ahola, born 1902Freddie Holmes, died 20002050, ML
May 25Binnie Barnes, born 1905Sid Phillips, died 1973
John R T Davies, died 2004
SB,ML
obit.
May 26George Formby, born 1904Maurice Winnick, died 1962ML
May 27Leon Cortez, born 1898
George Scott-Wood, born 1903
Debroy Somers, died 1952
Ethel Levy, died 1980
Roy Edwaards, died 2010
ML, ML
ML, ML
ML
May 28Lew Stone, born 1898
Reginald Foresythe, born 1907
Judy Shirley, died 1996ML
May 29Mario 'Harp' Lorenzi, born 1894ML
May 30Nat Temple, died 2008
Valaida Snow, died 1956
Doris Hare, died 2000
Hugo Rignold, died 1976
BDBYG
ML
SB
wiki
May 31Florrie Desmond, born 1905
Judy Campbell, born 1916
Whispering Jack Smith, born 1898
Billy Mayerl, born 1902
Barrington Hooper, died 1934
Garland Wilson, died 1954
SB,ML
ML,SB
SB
BW
JUNEBirthsDeathsSource
Jun 1Sydney Kyte, born 1896Gwen Jones, died 1993BDBD, ML
Jun 2Valaida Snow, born 1903?Herman Darewski, died 1947ML
Jun 3Aubrey Franks, born 1921
Harry Conn, born 1921
Aubrey Franks, died 1993
Estelle Brody, died 1995
Anna Neagle, died 1986
ML
SB
SB
Jun 4Syd Dean, born 1907
Tony Harrison, born 1920
Anne lenner, died 1997
Frank Gregori, died 1952
BW,ML
BW,FS
Jun 5
Jun 6Lloyd Shakespeare, born 1895
Jack Plant, born 1897
Rita Odoli, born 1907
Pat Smuts, born 1910
Al Wynette, born 1921
Lennie Bush, born 1927
Sid Plummer, died 1967
Joe Loss, died 1990
Judy Campbell, died 2004
ML, ML
TE,ML
SA,SB
ML
obit.
Jun 7Dolores Gray, born 1924
Bert Yarlett, born 1904
Bertha Willmot, died 1973SB,ML
Jun 8Girvan Dundas, born 1908
John Bain, born 1914
Tubby Hayes, died 1973ML,SB
2050
Jun 9Bertram 'Bill' Weeks, born 1899
Archie Slavin, born 1915
Doreen Henry, died 1990
Frank Chacksfield, died 1995
Sonnie Hale, died 1959
FS,ML
ML,SB
SB
Jun 10Eric Maschwitz, born 1901Bertini, died 1952
Howard Baker, died 1985
Arthur Fall, died 1990
2050, ML
ML
Jun 11Dan Wylie, died 1988ML
Jun 12Don Barrigo, born 1906
Mickey Greeve, born 1914
Don Pelosi, born 1928
Bert Ambrose, died 1971
Eddie Palmer, died 1985
ML, ML
2050, ML
obit
Jun 13Art Hickman, born 1886
Garland Wilson,born 1909
Clive Erard, died 1988
Bertini died, 1952
George Crow, died 1986
George Ratcliffe, died 1996
Felix King, died 1982
2050, ML
ML
2050
BWML
BR
Jun 14Maurice Elwin, born 1896
Sid Phillips, born 1907
Maurice Burman, born 1908
Stanley Black, born 1913
John Thorne, born 1894
Gerry Fitzgerald, died 1964
Val Rosing, died 1969
Ann Driver, died 1985
ML,ML
ML,ML
2050,ML
2050
ML
Jun 15Percival Mackey, born 1894
Alf Pearson, born 1910
ML
FS
Jun 16George Ratcliffe, born 1899
George Dickinson, born 1905
Lennie Bush, died 2004OKFS, obit.
ML
Jun 17Sam Costa, born 1910Claude Cavalotti, died 1991ML
Jun 18George Melachrino, died 1965SB
Jun 19Bertie King, born 1912Doreen Henry, died 1990
Bert Collier, died 1983
Vivien Ellis, died 1996
2050, FS
ML
SB
Jun 20Oscar Rabin, died 1958
Lloyd Shakespeare, died 1963
ML
Jun 21Webster Booth, died 1984JC
Jun 22Joe Loss, born 1909
Bram Martin, born 1901
Jack Halsall, born 1907
Anne Ziegler, born 1910
George Posford, born 1906
Steve Race, died 2009TE,BW
ML
ML
JC
wiki
Jun 23Eddie Pola, born 1907wiki
Jun 24
Jun 25Arthur Tracey, born 1899Les Allen, died 1996
Jack White, died 1988
BDYG
ML
Jun 26Bert Read, born 1909Dolores Gray, died 2002ML, ML
Jun 27
Jun 28Peter Knight, born 1917Joy Nichols, died 1992ML,ML
Jun 29George Crow, born 1911
Roberto Inglez, born 1913
Tony Osborne, born 1922
Les Allen, died 1996
Cliff Townshend, died 1986
ML
ML
BW
Jun 30
JULYBirthsDeathsSource
Jul 1Cavan O'Connor, born 1899Joe Daniels, died 1993TE, ML
Jul 2Jack Hylton, born 1892
Phil Cardew, born 1903
Eddie Collis, died 1977ML, FS
FS
Jul 3Ronnie Munro, died 1989
Charlie Winter, died 1988
Rudy Vallee, died 1986
ML
ML
SB
Jul 4Gertrude Lawrence, born 1898
Roy Henderson, born 1899
Alec Templeton, born 1909
2050
ML
SB
Jul 5Bruce Turner, born 1922Don Lusher, died 20062050, obit.
Jul 6Bernard Rabin, born 1920
Betty Smith, born 1929
Jules Ruben, died 2006ML, FS
2050
Jul 7
Jul 8Howard Jacobs, born 1900Geoff Love, died 1991
Irene Prado, died 1996
ML
Jul 9Miff Ferrie, died 1994BW
Jul 10Donald Peers, born 1908
Harry Landau, born 1909
Ossie Noble, born 1910
Evelyn Laye, born 1900
Tommy Trinder, died 1989ML,SB
ML
ML
2050
Jul 11Danny Polo, died 1949
Diane, died 2001
Jack Trafford, died 2001
Woolf Phillips, died 2003
ML
PW
FS
SB
Jul 12Benny Carter, died 2003
Buddy Featherstonhaugh, died 1976
Eddie Palmer, died 1985
MDB
2050
ML
Jul 13Noel Gay, born 1898Harold Kaye, died 2004BW,BDYG
Jul 14Jean (Geraldine) Farrar, died 2001obit.
Jul 15Ronald Binge, born 1910Elisabeth Welch, died 20032050
2050
Jul 16Bram Martin, died 1984BW
Jul 17Perley Breed, born 1902Irene King, died 1986
Janet Lind, died 1986
Mish Bowlly, died 1994
Frank Deniz, died 2005
VR, ML
ML
ML
ML
Jul 18Ivor Mairants, born 1908
Nat Temple, born 1913
Alfred 'Alfredo' Gill, born 1892
2050
ML
ML
Jul 19Eddie Collis, born 1902
Eddie Palmer, born 1908
Phil Green, born 1911
Sydney Lipton, died 1995FS, ML
ML
BW
Jul 20Rudy Starita, born 1899
Jimmy Kennedy, born 1902
SB
BW
Jul 21
Jul 22Pat McCormack, born 1914Marjie Bowlly (Perella), died 1968ML
Jul 23June Malo, born 1919June Malo, died 2008BDDYG
Jul 24Hugh Charles, born 1907
Leo Vauchant, born 1904
Billy Merrin, died 1980
Barrie Oliver, died 1991
ML,TE
wiki,SB
Jul 25Howard Godfrey, died 1992
Binnie Barnes, died 1998
MT,ML
Jul 26Danny Walters, born 1907Freddy Gardner, died 19502050, ML
ML
Jul 27Harry Hudson, died 1969
Robin Richmond, died 1998
BDBD
ML
Jul 28Rudy Vallee, born 1901Charles Shadwell, died 1979
Eric Tann, died 1988
ML
Jul 29Vic Lewis, born 1919Sydney Kyte, died 1981
Gerry Didymus, died 2001
2050,ML
ML
Jul 30Tibor Kunstler, born 1910Ian Stewart, died 1989
Peter Knight, died 1985
ML
Jul 31Frank Deniz, born 1912Anne Shelton, died 1994SB,ML
AUGUSTBirthsDeathsSource
Aug 1Bob Layzell, died 2008
Syd Dean, died 1993
BDYG
ML
Aug 2Julie Dawn, born 1920ML
Aug 3Maurice Kinn, died 2000ML
Aug 4Lew Davis, born 1903
Bobby Howes, born 1895
Ken Mackintosh, born 1919
Monte Rey, died 1982
Eric Whitley, died 1991
ML
SB
BDYG
Aug 5George Hurley, born 1907ML
Aug 6Robert Tredinnick, born 1902
Jack Parnell, born 1923
Nat Gonella, died 1998
Seymour Beard, died 1989
ML, ML
2050, ML
Aug 7George Evans, born 1915Eddie Calvert, died 19782050, ML
Aug 8Benny Carter, born 1907Joy Worth, died 1987
Nigel 'Cod' Hill, died 1999
Jack Parnell, died 2010
ML,ML
obit.
obit.
Aug 9Pat Dodd, died 1991
Peggy Cochrane, died 1988
Donald Peers, died 1973
ML
Aug 10Geraldo, born 1904
Bert Howard, born 1908
Ken Mac, died 1987TE,ML
2050
Aug 11Max Abrams, born 1907
Johnny Claes, born 1916
Benny Lee, born 1916
2050
ML
ML
Aug 12Leslie Jeffries, died 1960
Charles Imeson, died 2000
ML
Aug 13Mary Lee, born 1921
George Shearing, born 1919
Gene Raymond, born 1908
Hughie Diamond, died 2007ML, FS
ML
SB
Aug 14Jimmy Harris, born 1908Victor Silvester, died 1978
Heddle Nash, died 1961
Eve Boswell, died 1998
ML
GR
SB
Aug 15Jose Norman, born 1906
Les Carew, born 1908
Estelle Brody, born 1900
FS
ML
SB
Aug 16Danny Moss, born 19272050
Aug 17Ray Sheeran, born 1915
Laurie Deniz, born 1924
ML
BL
Aug 18Charlie Kunz, born 1896
Bill Shakespeare, born 1900
Bill Apps, born 1908
Reg Williams, born 1914
Louis Levy, died 1957
Leslie 'Hutch' Hutchinson, died 1969
Alan Dell, died 1995
SB, 2050
ML
Aug 19Ord Hamilton, died 1955MT
Aug 20Billy Amstell, born 1911Jessie Matthews, died 1981
Joe Jeannette, died 1986
ML
Aug 21Bruce Trent, born 1912
Tommy Reilly, born 1919
Abe Romain, died 1994
Jack Plant, died 1973
ML,ML
ML,ML
Aug 22Jack Payne, born 1899
Burt Gillis, born 1900
Alan Kane, died 1996ML
Aug 23Jack Nathan, born 1910Tommy Douglas, died 1988
Sybil Jason, died 2011
ML
BDYG
Aug 24Billy Bissett, born 1907
Nat Star, born 1886
Gerry Fitzgerald, born 1908
Carl Barriteau, died 1998
Albert Sammons, died 1957
FS,ML
ML
ML
Aug 25
Aug 26Jack Plant, born 1896
Billy Amstell, born 1911
Raie da Costa, died 1934ML
ML
Aug 27Abe Romain, born 1905ML
Aug 28Benny Davis, born 1893Jimmy Mesene, died 1969
Chick Henderson, died 1944
SB,ML
Aug 29Les Allen, born 1902
Jack Trafford, born 1910
Paul Rich, born 1921
BDYG
FS
ML
Aug 30
Aug 31Laurie Payne, died 1983FS
SEPTEMBERBirthsDeathsSource
Sep 1Violet Carson, born 1898ML
Sep 2Princess Pearl
(Elizabeth Brooke)
born 1913
BDYG
Sep 3Sam Gelsley, died 1997ML
Sep 4Tommy McQuater, born 1914
Geoff Love, born 1917
Roberto Inglez, died 1978ML
ML
Sep 5Elsie Carlisle, died 1977PW
Sep 6Jack Simpson, born 1906
Cynthia Read, born 1925
Ronald Binge, died 1979
Gertrude Lawrence, died 1952
ML,SB
ML,SB
Sep 7Sid Fearn, born 1907ML
Sep 8Jim Bellamy, died 1934FS
Sep 9Fred Latham, born 1905
Jimmy Blades, born 1901
Norrie Paramour, died 1979
Chili Bouchier, died 1999
ML,ML
SB,ML
Sep 10Bert Quarmby, born 1923
Ken 'Snakehips' Johnson, born 1914
2050
SB
Sep 11George Metaxa, born 1899
Mick Burberry, born 1899
Brian Lawrance, died 1983
Sylvia Cecil, died 1983
2050,ML
ML,ML
Sep 12Chili Bouchier, born 1909Fred Latham, died 1985ML
Sep 13Leonard Feather, born 1914J.H.Squire, died 1956SB,ML
Sep 14
Sep 15Bert Ambrose, born 1896MT
Sep 16Bertha Wilmott, born 1894BDYG
Sep 17Stanley Holt, born 1889
Ralph Sharon, born 1923
Frankie Vaughan, died 1999JM,SB
2050
Sep 18
Sep 19Jim Bellamy, born 1875
Felix Mendelssohn, born 1911
Billy Reid, born 1902
FS
TE
BW
Sep 20Alan Kane, born 1913
Tolchard Evans, born 1901
John Dankworth, born 1927
ML
ML
2050
Sep 21Art Christmas, died 1961
Christine Norden, died 1988
Joyce Stone, died 2013
FS
IMDB
obit
Sep 22Sam Costa, died 1981
Leonard Feather, died 1994
PW
Sep 23Rita Odoli, died 2004
Alfred Piccaver, died 1958
SA
ML
Sep 24
Sep 25Joe Brannelly, born 1900
Dave Wilkins, born 1914
Gene Crowley, died 1989
Kitty Masters, died 1994
Tommy Reilly, died 2000
ML, ML
2050,ML
ML
SB
Sep 26Peter Dawson, died 1961
Dave Toff, died 1983
Carl Brisson, died 1958
GR
ML
SB
Sep 27Bert Collier, born 1903Gracie Fields, died 1979ML
Sep 28
Sep 29Cecil Norman, born 1897ML
Sep 30Sid Buckman, died 1981
Ronnie Aldrich, died 1993
Abe Walters, died 1993
ML
Sep 31
OCTOBERBirthsDeathsSource
Oct 1Billy Bartholomew, born 1901
Kay Cavendish, born 1919
Les Cripwell, born 1904
Stanley Holloway, born 1890
Bill Shakespeare, died 1982
June Clyde, died 1987
ML, ML
2050, BDBG
ML
2050
Oct 2Eddie Grossbart, born 1901,Doreen Stephens, died 1965
Denny Vaughn, died 1972
Kitty Masters, died 1994
Jackie Hunter, died 2012
MT,ML
ML
ML
BDYG
Oct 3
Oct 4Buddy Featherstonhaugh, born 1909
Joe Crossman, died 19892050, ML
Oct 5Frank Guarente, born 1893
Monte Rey, born 1900
Maurice Elwin, died 1975
Monia Liter, died 1988
2050, ML
ML
Oct 6Hugh Charles, dies 1995
Girvan Dundas, died 1944
Phil Green, died 1982
Arthur Tracey, died 1997
SS
ML
Oct 7Dave Frost, born 1901ML
Oct 8Gerry Moore, born 1904
George Webb, born 1917
ML
2050
Oct 9Alan Breeze, born 1909
Gerry Brereton, born 1921
Patricia Rossborough, died 1992
Mick Burberry, died 1998
ML
Oct 10Billy Ternent, born 1899Pat Smuts, died 1999
Nat Allen, died 1964
TE,ML
MT
Oct 11Stan Atkins, died 1973MT
Oct 12Steve Conway, born 1920
Johnny Gregory, born
ML
wiki
Oct 13Brian Lawrance, born 1908Bob Dale, died 2007
Anne Ziegler, died 2003
ML, BDYG
JC
Oct 14Bud Flanagan, born 1896Josef Locke, died 1999ML,SB
Oct 15P. G. Wodehouse, born 1881Betty Driver, died 20112050, obit
Oct 16Reginald Dixon, born 1904ML
Oct 17Leslie Thompson, born 1901
Con Lamprecht, born 1908
ML
ML
Oct 18Jimmy Phillips, born 1902Charles Derickson, died 1935
Freddy Clayton, died 1989
Dorothy Carless, died 2012
MDB, ML
ML
obit
Oct 19Spike Hughes, born 1908Phil Cardew, dies 1960
Ronnie Hill, died 1991
BDBD, FS
ML
Oct 20E.O.Poggy Pogson, born 1904
Adelaide Hall, born 1901
Anna Neagle, born 1904
Bud Flanagan, died 1968ML,SB
2050
2050
Oct 21Jack Buchanan, died 1957ML
Oct 22Jack Harris, born 1906Howard Jacobs, died 1977ML
Oct 23Sammy Sharp, born 19192050
Oct 24Florence Oldham, born 1903
Ken Beaumont, born 1913
ML
BW
Oct 25Roy Fox, born 1901
Morton Downey, born 1895
Eddie Grossbart, died 1985
Douglas Brownsmith, died 1965
ML,MT
SB,FS
Oct 26Roy Berry, born 1919Eric Maschwitz, died 1969
Alma Cogan, died 1966
ML, BW
SB
Oct 27Stanley Andrews, died 1953
Bob Deal, died 2005
Eric Maschwitz, died 1969
ML
ML
wiki
Oct 28Beryl Davis, died 2011
Henry Hall, died 1989
Chips Chippendall, died 1999
George Scott-Wood, died 1978
BDBYG
ML
ML
ML
Oct 29Vivian Ellis, born 1903Cliff Ball, died 2003
Vic Filmer, died 1973
Michael Holliday, died 1963
SB,FS
ML
ML
Oct 30George Barclay, died 1989ML
Oct 31W.F.De Mornys, born 1891ML
NOVEMBERBirthsDeathsSource
Nov 1Denny Dennis, born 1913
Malcolm Laycock, born 1938
Denny Dennis, died 1993
Florence Mills died 1927
FS,ML
BDYG
Nov 2
Nov 3Bob Easson, born 1896
Eddie Pola, died 1995ML, wiki
Nov 4Harry Woods, born 1896
Doreen Lundy, born 1925
Dickie Valentine, born 1929
ML
ML
ML
Nov 5Laurie Payne, born 1908
Arthur Lally, born 1900
Max Abrams, died 19952050,ML
BMc
Nov 6Doreen Stephens, born 1922
Don Lusher, born 1923
Jimmy Leach, born 1905
Van Phillips, died 1992
Jimmy Knagg, died 1961
ML
FS
BW
Nov 7Adelaide Hall, died 1993SB
Nov 8Bertini, born 1887Malcolm Laycock, diedML,FS
Nov 9Leslie Douglas, died 2011
Alf Ralston, died 1988
FS
ML
Nov 10Anne Shelton, born 1923ML
Nov 11Joyce Stone, born 1912
Ivy Benson, born 1913
Melville Gideon, died 1933ML,ML
2050
Nov 12
Nov 13Harry Gold, died 2005ML
Nov 14Harry Balen, born 1911
Morton Downey, born 1901
Lou Preager, died 1978
Al Bollington, died 1991
Chesney Allen, died 1982
FS,ML
2050,ML
BW
Nov 15Mantovani, born 1905
Eric Tann, born 1911
Jill Day, died 1990
Richard Addinsell, died 1977
ML,MT
ML,ML
Nov 16Harry Bidgood, died 1957
Tiny Stock, died 1935
MT
Nov 17James Moody, born 1907BW
ML,ML
Nov 18Harry Bidgood, born 1903Ted Heath, died 1969SB,SB
Nov 19Bruce Trent, died 1995ML
Nov 20Louis Levy, born 1884Robert Carr, died 1948SB, wiki
Nov 21Reginald Pursglove, born 1902FS
Nov 22Dave Toff, born 1901
Chick Henderson, born 1912
Phil Silverstone, born 1902

Ken Mackintosh, died 2005
ML, BDYG
ML
FS
Nov 23Sydney Williams, born 1908Percival Mackey, died 1950
Vladimir Rosing (snr), died 1963
ML,BFI
ML
Nov 24Lew Davis, died 1986
Bob Mallin, dies 2008
ML
ML
Nov 25Michael Holliday, born 1925Al Tabor, died 1983
Jock Cummings, died 1988
ML
Nov 26Pat Hyde, died 1992
Stanley Black, died 2002
ML
ML
Nov 27Billy Sawford, died 1982FS
Nov 28Harry Landau, died 1992
Tommie Connor, died 1993
Bruce Turner, died 1993
ML
ML
AW
Nov 29Walter Kent, born 1911SB
Nov 30Bill Weeden, born 1913Jack Padbury, died 1992FS,ML
DECEMBERBirthsDeathsSource
Dec 1Ike Isaacs, born 1919Stephane Grappelly, died 1997ML
Dec 2Jack White, born 1905
June Clyde, born 1909
Berta Willmot, born 1894
ML
SB
ML
Dec 3Max Bacon, died 1969SB
Dec 4Peter Yorke, born 1902Jack Payne, died 1969BDYG,ML
Dec 5Jill Day, born 1930Bobby Alderson, died 1993
Dajos Bela, died 1978
ML
SB
Dec 6Al Bollington, born 1904Dan Donovan, died 1986ML,FS
Dec 7Edmundo Ros, born 1910Kenny Baker, died 1999
Chris Hayes, died 2002
Charles Ernesco, died 1998
Albert Torrance, died
Alf Pearson, died
TE,ML
ML
ML
BDYG
obit
Dec 8Les Gilbert, died 1979
Benny Lee, died 1995
George Metaxa, died 1950
ML
ML
Dec 9Sid Millward, born 1909Phil Tate, died 2005ML
Dec 10
Dec 11Bill McGuffie, born 19272050
Dec 12Fred Elizalde, born 1907
Dick James, born 1920
Billy Reid, died 1974BDBD,BW
ML
Dec 13
Dec 14Ernest Ritte, born 1904Norman Hackforth, died 1996ML
Dec 15George Elrick, died 1999BW
Dec 16Noel Coward, born 1899
Frances Day, born 1908
Dave Kaye, died 19962050, ML
GR
Dec 17Ray Noble born, 1903Ruby Murray, died 1996ML
Dec 18Eddie Carroll, died 1969ML
Dec19Bob Dale, born 1921Billy Amstell, died 2005ML, FS
Dec 20Eric Whitley, born 1910
Norman Hackforth, 1908
Julio Starita, born 1913
Benny Davis, died 1979ML
SB
TB
Dec 21Denny Vaughn, born 1921Wemyss Craigie, died 1986ML
Dec 22Danny Polo, born 1901
Art Christmas, born 1909
Harry Balen, died 1983ML
ML
Dec 23Freddy Gardner, born 1910W.F.De Mornys, died 1979
Danny Walters, died 1985
Reginald Foresythe, died 1958
Ronnie Scott, died 1996
ML,ML
ML
SB
SB
Dec 24Anne Lenner, born 1912
Carl Brisson, born 1893
Mary O'Rourke, died 1963ML,ML
SB
Dec 25Dajos Bela, born 1897
Christine Norden, born 1924
Celia Lipton, born 1923
Billy Sawford, born 1903
Bert Yarlett, died 1985
Pat Kirkwood died 2007
ML, ML
ML, wiki
BW
FS,
Dec 26Dick Ball, born 1902Violet Carson, died 1983
Leslie Thompson, died 1987
FS
SB
Dec 27Gertie Gitana, born 1887
George Barclay, born 1911
Sylvia Cecil, born 1906
Ronnie Pleydell, died 1994ML
ML
SB
Dec 28
Dec 29George Elrick, born 1910Paul Fenoulhet, died 1979BDYG,ML
Dec 30Dorothy Carless, born 1916
Alf Ralston, born 1907
TB
SB
Dec 31Sid Roy, born 1895
Harry Hudson, born 1898
Cyril Stapleton, born 1914
Harry Shalson, died 1972
Leon Cortez, died 1970
ML,ML
MT,BW
2050

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