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With a career spanning four decades, clarinettist Acker Bilk from Pensford in Somerset helped to popularise traditional jazz, introducing a whole generation to music that had previously been the preserve of the beatnik generation and the American New Orleans and Chicago jazz scenes. With a string of hits in the early 1960s, Acker famously topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with his composition 'Stranger on the Shore'.

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Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band

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    i have not seen him recently but over the years at bishops park open air theatre, sadly now demolished, also town hall fulham, fairfield halls croydon, the london palladium, and the royal festival hall and maybe more. always a good show highly recommended ***** star rating katey88 from Wimbledon

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