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Terry Lightfoot

terry lightfootThe Jazz musician and Band Leader Terry Lightfoot has died at the age of 77.

He had been suffering from Prostate Cancer and passed away on Friday 15th March 2013. (itv.com)

Terence Lightfoot was born at Potters Bar, Middlesex, on May 21 1935. After singing in a junior variety troupe at the age of nine, and briefly joining the town band as a junior cornettist, he taught himself the clarinet to take part in a jazz band being formed among his friends at Enfield Grammar School. On leaving school at 16, he attended a commercial college, followed by work as a junior reporter with the Barnet Press and in various clerical jobs. His main interest, however, was in playing jazz with the Wood Green Stompers, of which he was the leader.(Telegraph)

In 1955, he formed his band, the ‘Terry Lightfoot’s New Orleans Jazzmen’. They had three minor hit records in the UK Singles Chart in 1961 and 1962 with “True Love”, “King Kong” and “Tavern in the Town”.[3] The Jazzmen made regular appearances on Sunday nights at the Wood Green Jazz Club.(wikipedia.org)

Terry Lightfoot continued performing almost until the end of his life.

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