Jazz musician Acker Bilk dies at 85

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Published: Sunday 2nd November 2014 by The News Editor

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Jazz singer and clarinettist Acker Bilk has died at the age of 85, his manager said today.

The performer, who lived in Pensford, Somerset, died this afternoon at Bath’s Royal United Hospital, Pamela Sutton said.

The musician, known for performing in a garish waistcoat and bowler hat, was the first UK act to top the US charts in the 1960s.

Published: Sunday 2nd November 2014 by The News Editor

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