Month: October 2014

Ultra-Rare TV Documentary

I’m so excited to be able to share this with you. I’ve been sat on a mysterious video tape for some years and finally I’ve managed to get it transferred. I didn’t know what it was and it was constantly at the bottom of the list of things to do.

Last night I eventually made the audio and the video fit together and now we have what I think is the only copy (certainly there aren’t many) of the TWW television documentary, broadcast in 1967 about Hylton’s life.

It’s unique, it’s fascinating and it is full of stuff you’ve only ever seen before on that programme, if you were lucky enough to catch it almost fifty years ago. I’m delighted to be able to offer it to you for free and for your enjoyment. Please comment on it, please share it, and please come to the concert in January!


Rare 16mm silent movie

Well this is rather splendid. From the Hylton Archive, an incredibly rare piece of backstage footage, in part¬†probably¬†from the set of the film “Band Waggon”.

There’s no sound, it’s only 8 minutes long, but it’s brilliant and I guarantee you’ve never seen it before. Here you go:

October Update

Is it really a month since I’ve updated this? That’s not good and I apologise, but to be honest I’ve been working really hard. When I get a moment I’ll be posting around fifteen new scores which I’ve been working on, and also re-jigging the page to make it more friendly.

Things have rather been scuppered by the burglars taking my laptop, which has meant I’m learning to do this sort of thing on my iPad. Apologies for typos!

In the meantime, things are coming along nicely with the concert. The band is booked, singers are booked, special guests are booked and plans are afoot for book launch, exhibition, pre-concert talk, video, recordings, all sorts of things which will all hopefully come together over the next couple of months. There’s also lots of new recordings which I’d love to share with you, as well as a few curiosities with the arrangements, with sections which are or aren’t on the original recordings. All exciting stuff (if you’re nerdy like me!)

So there. I’m off to put in an insurance claim for my laptop and hopefully there’ll be more updates soon, as soon as I can work out how to edit the official website on my iPad!