Musicians


BBC Northern Dance Orchestra

The BBC Northern Dance Orchestra (NDO) was formed in 1955 as the successor to the BBC’s Northern Variety Orchestra, but without the latter’s string section. The NDO was disbanded in 1974.

Maurice Winnick

Maurice Winnick (28 March 1902 – 26 May 1962) was an English musician and dance band leader of the British dance band era.

Samuel Linley

Samuel Linley (1760–1778) was an oboist, singer and junior naval officer. A member of the musically talented Linley family fathered by Thomas Linley, he first performed on stage in 1766.

Thomas Linley

English tenor, musician and composer whose musically talented children were described as “a Nest of Nightingales”