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Acker Bilk was born in England in 1929. This composer belonged to the Popular Modern period, and died in 2014. Bilk

Acker Bilk (1929-2014)    was born in Somerset, England, and retained his delightful Somerset accent all his life. He was a jazz musician, a clarinettist and singer. Recordings by his band "Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazz Band" were close to top of British pop charts in the 1960s, during a major revival of Trad Jazz - Dixieland. In 1962 he composed a tune called "Stranger on the Shore", which he played in his deep breathy and quivering style, backed by a string section instead of his jazz band. This became a huge international hit, top of charts for over a year.


Works written by Bilk      
Audio is available for 1 tunes by this composer.
No.Name of WorkCategoryEnsembleSoloInstrument
1 Stranger On the ShoreJazzPops OrchestraClarinet
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