Formed in 1955 as the successor to the BBC’s Northern Variety Orchestra, but without the latter’s string section. Disbanded in 1974.
Oboist, singer and junior naval officer. A member of the musically talented Linley family fathered by Thomas Linley, Samuel first performed on stage in 1766.
English tenor, musician and composer whose musically talented children were described as “a Nest of Nightingales”.
English musician and dance band leader of the British dance band era.