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date: 04 December 2020

Chilton, John Jameslocked

  • Digby Fairweather


Chilton, John James (1932–2016), trumpeter, bandleader, and jazz historian, was born at Charing Cross Hospital, London, on 16 July 1932, the son of Thomas William Chilton (1892–1943), printer and music-hall comedian, and his wife Eileen Florence, née Burke (1897–1967). He took up the cornet at twelve; fell in love with jazz after hearing a ...

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