|Tags:||jazz instrumental eddie calvert 60s instrumental jazz evergreen|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s|
15 March 1922, Preston, Lancashire, England, d. 7 August 1978, Johannesburg, South Africa. Calverts father taught him to play the trumpet, and at the age of 11, he joined the Preston Town Silver Band. In the 40s he played with Billy Ternent and Geraldo before forming his own group for nightclub engagements. By the early 50s he was touring the British variety circuit, and became known as The Man With The Golden Trumpet. In 1953 he recorded a Swiss tune O Mein Papa which went to number 1 in the UK and made the Top 10 in the USA. Two years later he topped the UK charts again with a cover version of the Perez Prado hit Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White, and in the late 50s had more success with Zambesi, Mandy and the theme from the Peter Sellers film John And Julie. Calvert had enormous success in theatres and clubs in the UK, including the London Palladium and major regional venues, until he moved to...