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graham b



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:13 am    Post subject: Edmundo Ros Reply with quote

Edmundo Ros has died aged 100

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15414606
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John W



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An important figure in British pop musichistory, though rarely heard on R2 nowadays; popularised latin music in the 1940s-1960s with huge chart hits, favourite of the Queen. From humble background he rose to the top of the dance band world, owned night clubs etc., and lived to a ripe old age!
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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He'll be a miss but what a grand age to reach. Anyone else old enough to remember a Light Programme show called Mr Ros and Mr Ray, which was on in the 50s? Featuring Edmundo Ros and Ray Ellington, it used to be on at lunchtime on a Sunday if Billy Cotton was having a break.

Ian.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were a couple of programmes on Radio2 last year when he reached his 100th birthday, in fact Clare Teal devoted her entire Sunday night show to him as far as I remember. He had a very interesting career.

I imagine they might be given repeats in the near future. I hope so.
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