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Frank Motley

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b. 30 Dec 1923, Cheraw, SC, USA. Motley discovered the rudiments of trumpet playing from Dizzy Gillespie and shortly created a novelty technique of playing two trumpets concurrently, thereafter getting known with the nicknames of ‘Dual Trumpet’ and ‘Two Horn’ Motley. After navy provider, Frank researched music at Chicago and Washington, DC, and shaped his own music group in 1949. The Motley Crewe included drummer Thomas E. ‘TNT’ Tribble and documented for Lilian Claiborne who positioned experts with Gotham, RCA – Victor Information, Specialty Records, Jewel, DC, Big City, Hollywood and several other small brands. In the middle-50s, using the development of rock and roll ‘n’ move, Motley wedded and shifted north to Toronto, Canada, where he continuing to try out and perform until 1984 when he retired to Durham, NEW YORK.

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Date Of Birth December 30, 1923
Died May 31, 1998
Albums Dual Trumpeter, Honk N' Roll


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Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doctors 2008-2013 TV Series Fred Givens / Jack Baumber
EastEnders 2010-2011 TV Series Edward Bishop
Murder in Suburbia 2005 TV Series JJ
Calendar Girls 2003 Lecherous Photographer
Queen of Swords 2000 TV Series Gonzalo
Jekyll & Hyde 1990 TV Movie Poole the Butler
Howards' Way 1986 TV Series Mr. Kennedy
The Two Gentlemen of Verona 1983 TV Movie Sir Eglamour
Play for Today 1982 TV Series Dr. Edwards
BBC2 Play of the Week 1979 TV Series Solicitor
The Professionals 1978 TV Series Martell
Secret Army 1977 TV Series Hercule Becker
The Ghosts of Motley Hall 1976 TV Series Bad Lord William
Special Branch 1973 TV Series McCall
Z Cars 1973 TV Series Harry Fleeson
John Keats: His Life and Death 1973 Joseph Severn
The Adventurer 1973 TV Series Werner
Softly Softly: Task Force 1972 TV Series Spike Harran
The Main Chance 1969 TV Series Richard Pryce-Hartley
Big Breadwinner Hog 1969 TV Series Gillman
ITV Playhouse 1968 TV Series Cecil
Gazette 1968 TV Series Harry Page
Sergeant Cork 1966 TV Series PC Potts
No Hiding Place 1965 TV Series Duty Policeman
A Man Called Harry Brent 1965 TV Series George
Emergency-Ward 10 1964 TV Series William Cook

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Murder in Suburbia 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode

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