b. 21 Might 1935, Potters Club, Middlesex, Britain. Lightfoot produced his initial appearance on the united kingdom jazz scene being a clarinettist in the first 50s. After leading his very own band through the entire 50s, he preserved a band in to the following 10 years, having set up a reputation solid more than enough to shrug from the drop in reputation of his make of music. Through the trad increase of the first 60s he made an appearance within the film It’s Trad Father. Apart from a short spell in Kenny Ball’s music group he continuing to lead in to the 70s just moving sideways into resort management towards the finish from the 10 years. He continued to try out nevertheless, and by the middle-80s was back full-time music. Between the most refined of United kingdom traditional clarinettists, Lightfoot attained and preserved high criteria of performance not merely from himself but additionally from the countless fine music artists he employed over time.