When I say I’ve been threatening to write my Hylton book for many years, I’m not joking. I’ve talked about it on and off for almost twenty years. One of those years was 2010, when I was writing a different blog and decided to write a synopsis of the book.
I found that post today, by accident and rather liked what I’d written, so if anyone ever asks about Jack Hylton, you could do worse than to read them this:
The story of Jack Hylton is that of one of the Great Britons. A classic rags to riches tale of the son of a mill worker who ended his days as a wealthy, well regarded, well loved theatrical impresario, dividing his time between his sold out theatres in London’s West End and his villa in the south of France.(more…)
Thought I’d share the rather extraordinary remix of Hylton’s version of Happy Feet. It was commissioned by Baz Lurmann for his album Something For Everybody. It’s remixed by Paul Mac and mixed by Blam, and whilst I’m not that old, and know lots about lots of different kinds of music, I don’t know what that means!
Anyway, I kind of like it, and I suspect somehow or other, I’ll use it in the concert next year. In the meantime, open you ears and your mind, and don’t just dismiss it as being rubbish! It’s ace!