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Acker Bilk


Born - 28 January 1929, Pensford, Somerset, England
Died - 2 November 2014

Rotund, with dark moustache and beard, this popular British jazz clarinettist had a number one hit with Stranger on the Shore and made a few ramshackle films in the early 1960s, mostly in company with his Paramount Jazz Band: Four Hits and a Mister (1961), It's Trad, Dad!/Ring-a-Ding Rhythm! 1962) and Band of Thieves (1962).