Jazz legend Acker Bilk dies aged 85

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Andy Qunta… A true legend!

Caz Simpson… Oh how sad, one of my favourites is Stranger on the Shore. I would love to have met him, another brilliant talent leaves us with memories of beautiful music

Nick Prince… I think you will find that he lived for many years just off The Ridge, next to Chris Barber. Either Stonestile Lane or Chowns Hill. Maybe someone can help with this. I also heard that the pair were regular drinkers in the old Palace Bars of a Sunday, and were both known to have a jam in there. Help or confirmation of this story please, someone? Lovely if correct.

Margaret Fletcher… Lovely man

Andre Martin… Mr Acker Bilk – well known entertainer, joined the great concert stage in the sky at the weekend, here are few memories from Hastings –


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Andre Palfrey-martin collection

Mick O’Dowd… Another sad loss. There is going to be a great supergroup up there soon with just this years recruits.

John Storer…Stranger On The Shore …. one of the greatest ever instrumental tracks. His Christmas album is one we often have on over the festive season. Will be sadly missed


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