Jack Hylton 50th Anniversary Exhibition


So tomorrow is concert day, but today was exhibition day. To be honest, I don’t know anything about how to put an exhibition together so I pretty much put a load of stuff in some cabinets and then ate a Greggs sausage roll.

The picture above is of one of the cabinets which I filled full of various bits of Hylton ephemera, rare and unseen pictures, newspaper articles, gramophone records, press cuttings books, programmes, that sort of thing.

There’s plenty more there too:


Here we have a unique pencil drawing of Hylton by Sir James Gunn, the freedom of the City of London, a signature album signed by the Queen and Prince Phillip, a silk programme from the 1959 Royal Variety Performance, and loads of other bits and bobs. The other cabinet has loads of the rarely seen sheet music from the archive, juxtaposed with my own computer recreations of them.

All in all, not groundbreaking stuff, but a real insight into the Hylton band and the music played by the band, with lots of interesting stuff to see and read.

So there. Go see it tomorrow when you come to the concert, or go see it any time you’re up north for the next couple of months.

Any questions? Just ask!


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