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London Light Music Meetings Group presents...


on Sunday May 8th. 2022
at The Lancaster Hall Hotel,
35 Craven Terrace, London W2 3EL

Doors open: 1.30pm, Programme: 2pm - 6pm

The event includes presentations using recordings.

We are pleased to welcome back the Martin Cleave Trio, who will perform some more 'live' Light Music.

The programme will also feature Anthony Wills talking about some notable musical personalities who were lost to us during 2021.

Admission fee includes refreshments during the first interval
A selection of CDs and Books will be available for sale

Nearest stations: Paddington (main line),
Paddington and Lancaster Gate (Underground)

On-street parking nearby and very limited spaces in
the hotel car park @ £10 per vehicle

Further details from Tony Clayden
email: tony@londonlightmusic.org.uk
telephone: 020 8449 5559

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January 2022

1952 - A Royal Year

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January 2022

Iain Sutherland Discography

Conductor Iain Sutherland has just sent us a copy of his complete discography which you can now access from our Articles page.

January 2022

It’s a Musicals New Year!

A complete listing of film musicals & associated programmes
from 12-21 Jan 2022

Wednesday 12/1
11.30 am Oti Mabuse’s Dancing Legends (1/5): Fred Astaire, BBC Radio 4
9 pm The Sondheim Archive (3/3), Radio 4 Extra

Friday 14/1
9.35 am Calamity Jane (1953) TCM Movies
6 pm Kathy Kirby: My Story, Talking Pictures TV

7.15 pm The Shirley Bassey Show with guests Gilbert O’Sullivan, Johnny Cash & The Nasty Nigel Dancers (1976) BBC4

Saturday 15/1
2 pm Paint Your Wagon (1969), BBC2

Sunday 16/1
1 pm Elaine Paige On Sunday, BBC Radio 2
7 pm Sunday Night Is Music Night: Len Goodman introduces some of his favourite show tunes, played by the BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Radio 2

Tuesday 18/1
9 am Calamity Jane (1953) TCM Movies

Thursday 20/1
6 pm Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley) (1971) Sky Family 306/Virgin 406 (not available on Freeview)
8 pm Paint Your Wagon (1969), BBC4

Friday 21/1
2.25 pm Oliver! (1968), Great Movies Classic (Freeview 51)
7.10 pm The Shirley Bassey Show (1976) with guests the Stan Getz Quartet, Morris Albert & The Shirley Bassey Dancers (BBC 4)

E & OE
(Anthony Wills, revised 12/01/22)

December 2021

The ticket price is £8 (children up to 16 free)

December 2021

André Leon's Christmas Radio Juke Box

André Leon introduces seasonal sounds as you join him on a musical sleigh ride with Santa’s Juke Box on board!

Expect to hear Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley amongst A Star Line Up!

also available via our Streaming Audio selection

November 2021


The American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim has died aged 91.

You can read an obituary here.

October 2021

Alan Hawkshaw (1937-2021)

Composer who wrote the theme tunes for Channel 4 News and Grange Hill, and the music to accompany the Countdown clock has died aged 84.

You can read an obituary here.

October 2021

A Tribute to Leslie Bricusse

(A Musical Theatre Melodies broadcast from Inner FM)

A Musical Theatre Melodies broadcast pays tribute to the Academy, Grammy and Ivor Novello Award-winning composer, lyricist, librettist and screenwriter, Leslie Bricusse (who passed away at his home in the South of France last week at the age of 90).

The program features an archival interview with Leslie from July 2021 to mark the 60th Anniversary of the London premiere of the Bricusse – Anthony Newley musical Stop The World – I Want to Get Off, in which Leslie also discussed his up-coming projects, which included the long-awaited British premiere of his Sammy Davis Jr. bio-musical Sammy, plus his recently completed stage work The Great Musical Comedy (aka Sunday Dallas), the concert presentation of A Few Words With George (for which Leslie wrote lyrics to accompany the orchestral works of George Gershwin), animated film versions of Noah’s Ark (featuring a song score originally written in the 1960s) and Scrooge (based on his 1970 film and subsequent stage adaptation) and the projected film version of Jekyll & Hyde.

The programme concludes with a replay of excerpts from a 90th Birthday tribute to Leslie Bricusse which featured a selection of his songs written and co-written (with collaborators including Anthony Newley, Cyril Ornadel, Henry Mancini, John Williams and Frank Wildhorn) for the stage musicals Stop The World – I Want To Get Off, Pickwick, The Roar Of The Greasepaint – The Smell Of The Crowd, The Good Old Bad Old Days, Sherlock Holmes, Jekyll & Hyde and Cyrano de Bergerac; and screen musicals Charley Moon, Doctor Doolittle, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Scrooge, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and Victor/Victoria, from the respective original cast and film soundtrack recordings.

See Leslie Bricusse's Obituary by Anthony Wills

August 2021

Barbara Moore (1932-2021)

The talented pianist, singer, arranger and composer Barbara Moore has died after a long illness, aged 89. Born in Yorkshire, Barbara was the daughter of saxophonist and arranger Arthur Birkby. She was an early member of The Ladybirds backing group.

As well as composing music for commercials and the De Wolfe Music Library, she wrote the new, up-dated arrangement for Brian Fahey's celebrated signature tune At The Sign Of The Swinging Cymbal, still used on BBC Radio 2's Pick Of The Pops. She later worked with Jimi Hendrix, Dusty Springfield, Elton John, Tom Jones and Dudley Moore, with whom she became a close friend.

At one time Barbara was married to arranger Pete Moore (1924-2013), former Head of Orchestrations at Radio 2; their daughter Lindsay sadly died in her 40s.

In her later years Barbara moved to the coastal town of Bognor Regis, where she became a well-known personality, performing locally and lecturing at the University of Chichester.


Anthony Wills
© August 2021

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