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The Collegians
Photograph
1950
The Collegians were a 1950s jazz band from Manchester and are listed in Shake, Rattle & Rain, CP Lee's indispensable book on Manchester music.

One member of the band - Ted Calvert - was Eddie Calvert's brother (Eddie had a number one hit with 'Oh My Papa' and was known as 'the man with the golden trumpet') - Ted died after an attack at a gig in Macclesfield where he was playing (ukulele) - it caused a brain haemorrhage and he died three weeks later (1961) he was only 57.

Archive user, Sarah, is trying to find more info about The Collegians and would like to know the names of all members. If you can help, contact info@mdmarchive.co.uk

I'm guessing the year on this artefact...
Artefact added : 15th June 2010
by Abigail
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