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George Melly

The larger-than-life singer George Melly was probably the most beloved and notorious exponent of Britain’s postwar trad jazz renaissance. A well known memoirist, artwork critic, and bon vivant, his appetites for sex and alcoholic beverages had been the stuff of story, and his sobriquet “the Oscar Wilde of British jazz” …

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Lita Roza

Lita Roza was created Lilian Patricia Lita Roza on March 14, 1926 in Liverpool to Elizabeth Anne and Francis Vincent Roza, a Spanish sea engineer and part-time pianist at an area nightclub. The eldest of seven kids, she auditioned being a dancer at age 12 inside a pantomime to greatly …

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