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    Jazz clarinettist Acker Bilk, has died after a lengthy illness, aged 85.
    His most famous number Stranger on the Shore was the UK's biggest selling single of 1962.
    Born Bernard Stanley Bilk, he changed his name to Acker - Somerset slang for mate - after learning to play the clarinet in the Army.

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    RIP Acker Bilk

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveB View Post
    Jazz clarinettist Acker Bilk, has died after a lengthy illness, aged 85.
    His most famous number Stranger on the Shore was the UK's biggest selling single of 1962.
    Born Bernard Stanley Bilk, he changed his name to Acker - Somerset slang for mate - after learning to play the clarinet in the Army.
    "The Ultimate",

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    Just love that tune stranger on the shore an old timeless classic a very romantic piece for those of us who think we are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveB View Post
    Jazz clarinettist Acker Bilk, has died after a lengthy illness, aged 85.
    His most famous number Stranger on the Shore was the UK's biggest selling single of 1962.
    Born Bernard Stanley Bilk, he changed his name to Acker - Somerset slang for mate - after learning to play the clarinet in the Army.
    That I never knew until he died.

    Just wonderful, and Stranger on the Shore deserved all the success and more that it got.

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