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#1071871 - Sun Nov 02 2014 03:36 PM Sad to lose..
ren33 Offline
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Acker Bilk
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29874053

Well loved icon of 60's Britain and the Trad Jazz scene
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#1071893 - Sun Nov 02 2014 05:23 PM Re: Sad to lose..
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Sad news indeed. I was very fond of his music in the 60s, and I was delighted when he reappeared on radio in the early 80s in a programme on BBC Radio 2 from the old paddle-steamer in the Bristol Floating Harbour (usually featuring a song from Fred Wedlock).
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#1071894 - Sun Nov 02 2014 05:39 PM Re: Sad to lose..
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'Stranger on the Shore' is a beautiful piece of music, and Mr Acker Bilk will always be remembered for it.
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#1072170 - Tue Nov 04 2014 12:47 PM Re: Sad to lose..
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My mom knew the tune, and I knew the title...of a piece from 1962!

He stated in 2012 he was tired of playing that song.
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