FlinterFile: Acker Bilk- Stranger On The Shore

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In 1961, Bernard Stanley Bilk (as this man really was called, ‘acker’ is the same as ‘friend’) released an instrumental clarinet song. A few years before, he had founded the Paramount Jazz Band. This song was written as the tune song for a new BBC children programme. Bilk wrote it (as he claims) in a taxicab and first called it Jenny, after his daughter. When it became the tune song, it got the title of the programme. Later, there also were vocal versions by the Drifters and Andy Williams, but they never got the success of the instrumental, which was a number 1 hit in both the UK and the US. Enjoy

Mr. Acker Bilk- Stranger On The Shore

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Posted on April 10, 2016, in 1960-1969, FlinterFiles and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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