Acker BilkBorn 28 January 1929. Died 2 November 2014
Acker Bilk Biography (Wikipedia)
Bernard Stanley Bilk, MBE (28 January 1929 – 2 November 2014), known professionally as Acker Bilk, was an English clarinetist and vocalist known for his breathy, vibrato-rich, lower-register style, and distinctive appearance – of goatee, bowler hat and striped waistcoat.
Bilk's 1962 instrumental tune "Stranger on the Shore" became the UK's biggest selling single of 1962: it was in the UK charts for more than 50 weeks, peaking at number two, and was the first No. 1 single in the United States by a British artist in the era of the modern Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.
- Brian Matthew and Acker Bilk on Saturday Clubhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0222msn.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0222msn.jpg2014-07-05T07:00:00.000ZBrian Matthew quizzes Acker Bilk about how he taught himself to play the clarinet.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p021yrzl
Brian Matthew and Acker Bilk on Saturday Club
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