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Victor Robert Barclay (1911–1987) by Terry Cryer, c. 1956 © Terry Cryer; Val Wilmer Collection

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Barclay, Victor Robert [Bob] (1911–1987), musician and bandleader, was born at 45 Wellington Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire, on 10 July 1911, the elder son and eldest of three children of William Bartholomew Barclay, labourer and coalminer, and his wife, Janet Adamson, née Chrystal, factory worker. His father was of ...

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Carl Aldric Stanley Barriteau (1914–1998) by Alan Duncan, 1942 [dedicated to George Roberts, saxophonist] photograph by Alan Duncan; Val Wilmer Collection

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Barriteau, Carl Aldric Stanley (1914–1998), clarinettist and bandleader, was born on 7 February 1914 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the elder son and eldest of four children of Josiah Stanley Barriteau, stenographer and journalist, and his wife, May (b. c.1894). Both parents were Trinidadian. He spent his early childhood in ...

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Kenneth Colyer (1928–1988) by David Redfern photograph David Redfern / Redferns

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Colyer, Kenneth (1928–1988), jazz musician, was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on 18 April 1928, the third son in a family of three sons and two daughters of Kenneth Edward Colyer, a chauffeur and butler, and his wife, Ruby Erhardt (d. c...

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Francisco Antonio Deniz (1912–2005) by Val Wilmer © Val Wilmer

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Deniz, Francisco Antonio [Frank] (1912–2005), guitarist and bandleader, was born at 9 Christina Street, Cardiff, on 31 July 1912, the eldest of three sons of Antoni (or Antonio) Francisco Deniz, formerly Diniz (1878–c.1931), a donkeyman (engine-room sailor), and his wife, Gertrude Blanch (or Blanche), ...

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Raphael Thomas Hamilton (1918–2012) by Val Wilmer, 1990 © Val Wilmer

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Hamilton, Raphael Thomas [Andy] (1918–2012), saxophonist, bandleader, and community leader, was born on 26 March 1918 at Port Maria, Jamaica, the only child of Michael Hamilton, a farmer and butcher, and his wife, Miller. He grew up in Port Maria on the north coast of the island, where he formed a vocal group as a child and played the traditional Jamaican instrument, the bamboo saxophone, a straight pipe with sound-holes, a flared bell, and a single reed, similar to the north African double-reed ...

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(Arthurlin) Joseph Harriott (1928–1973) by Val Wilmer, 1960 photograph © Val Wilmer

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Harriott, (Arthurlin) Joseph [Joe] (1928–1973), saxophonist, composer, and bandleader, was born on 15 July 1928 in Linstead, St Catherine, Jamaica, the first son and the eldest of the three children of Raphael Garfield Harriott, a professional gambler, and Muriel Scarlet or Scarlett (...

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Hartley, Wallace Henry (1878–1912), musician and bandleader on the RMS Titanic, was born on 2 June 1878 at 136 Greenfield Hill, Colne, Lancashire, the second of the six children (four surviving) of Albion Hartley (1850–1934), mill manager, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Foulds (1851–1927)...

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Wallace Henry Hartley (1878–1912) by unknown photographer, 1912 [the band of RMS Titanic: John Frederick Preston Clarke, Percy Cornelius Taylor; Georges Alexandre Krins, Wallace Hartley, William Theodore Ronald Brailey; Jock Hume, John Wesley Woodward] © Illustrated London News Ltd / Mary Evans

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Hughes, Brewster [real name Ignatius Abiodun Oke; afterwards Ernest Henley Oke Hughes] (1912–1986), guitarist and bandleader, was born on 12 December 1912 at Ibadan, Nigeria, one of at least three sons and one daughter of Ernest Henley Oke, and his wife, Rebecca Olamide, ...

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Brewster Hughes (1912–1986) by unknown photographer, c. 1958–60 collection of Val Wilmer

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Leslie George Hutchinson (1906–1959) by unknown photographer, c. 1940 photographer unknown / Val Wilmer Collection

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Hutchinson, Leslie George [known as Leslie Jiver Hutchinson] (1906–1959), trumpeter and bandleader, was born on 18 March 1906 at Hope Road, Cross Roads, St Andrew parish, Jamaica, the only son and the younger child of John Hutchinson, a soldier and farmer, and ...

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Lusher, Gordon Douglas [Don] (1923–2006), trombonist and bandleader, was born in Providential Place, Nelson Street, Peterborough, Northamptonshire, on 6 November 1923, the only child of Gordon Clayton Lusher (1889–1973), hardware salesman and shop assistant, and his wife, Annie Ethel, née Briggs (1889–1964). Both parents were ...

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Harry Mortimer (1902–1992) by unknown photographer © News International Newspapers Ltd