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Since Donald Thorne first won his spurs in the West End of London he has been responsible for arranging many of the big hit numbers for such famous dance-band leaders as Jack Hylton , Henry Hall , Roy Fox , Debroy Somers , Jack Payne , Sidney Kyte , Carrol] Gibbons, and many others.
When he was six years old, he joined the choir of St. Mark's Church, Clerkenwell, and soon knew all the hymn tunes by heart. At the age of fourteen he was appointed organist. Perhaps the most memorable event in his career was wrTen he played in the dance band which appeared before the King and Queen at Lord Lonsdale's golden-wedding celebrations.


Unknown: Donald Thorne
Unknown: Jack Hylton
Unknown: Henry Hall
Unknown: Roy Fox
Unknown: Debroy Somers
Unknown: Jack Payne
Unknown: Sidney Kyte

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