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Terry Lightfoot


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.

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Full Name Terry Lightfoot
Died March 15, 2013, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Education Enfield Grammar School
Music Songs Tavern In The Town, Hiawatha, Boodle Am Shake, Hiawatha Rag, This Little Light Of Mine, So Black And Blue, Happy Bird Shuffle, You Always Hurt The One You Love, Savoy Blues, My Bucket's Got a Hole In, Yellow Dog Blues, One Sweet Letter From You, 12th Street Rag, Mood Indigo, Grandpa's Spells, When You're Smiling, Snag It, Minor Chant, Tishomingo Blues, Ol'man Mose, Drum Boogie, Dippermouth Blues, Burgundy Street Blues, The Old Grey Mare, Orange Blossom, Black Diamond Rag, My Journey To The Sky, Elephant Stomp, West End Blues, Moonglow, Honky Tonk Train Blues, Rockin'In Rhythm
Albums Tradition In Colour, Friends With Pleasure, Live in Leipzig, Existentialism - Revival Jazz of the 60's Vol. 6, Stardust, Terry Lightfoot & His Band, Stomp Of, Lets Go

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1 In 1978, he took a sabbatical from touring, becoming pub landlord of the Three Horseshoes in Hertfordshire, where he promoted jazz.
2 He formed Terry Lightfoot's Jazzmen in 1955 after finishing his national service with the RAF. The band released their first album in 1957, with a line-up that included drummer Ginger Baker, who went on to become a member of rock band Cream.
3 British clarinetist who led his own jazz band.



Plenty 1985 arranger: "Down by the Riverside" - uncredited
Ring-a-Ding Rhythm! 1962 arranger: "My Maryland" / performer: "Tavern in the Town" 1883, "My Maryland"



The Des O'Connor Show 1963 TV Series



50s Britannia 2013 TV Series documentary dedicatee - 1 episode



50s Britannia 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Terry Lightfoot's Jazzmen
Plenty 1985 Himself
The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club 1975 TV Series Himself
Saturday Variety 1972 TV Series Himself
The Good Old Days 1972 TV Series Themselves - Performers
Crowther's Back in Town 1970 TV Series Themselves
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1962-1963 TV Series Themselves
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium 1962 TV Series Themselves
Ring-a-Ding Rhythm! 1962 Himself
The Sunday Break 1961 TV Series Himself - Performer
Six-Five Special 1958 TV Series Themselves

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