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AL BOLLINGTON

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at the BBC Theatre Organ
When Al Bollington was only ten years old he was playing the organ in the chapel of his home village, South Normanton, in Derbyshire. A very few years later he got a post as pianist in a local cinema, and was at the same time helping his parents to run a sweet shop, and teaching children to play the piano. In 1924 he started playing in the orchestras of luxury steamships.
He began to study the organ when in America at a time when cinema organs in that country were just becoming the rage. Returning to England Bollington got an appointment with Spiero's orchestra at the Tower, Blackpool, and he later obtained his first solo organist appointment at the Streatham Astoria. He was there for five years, spent two years at the Plaza, Piccadilly Circus, and succeeded Reginald Foort at the Paramount, Tottenham Court Road.
He has given a number of broadcasts on the Paramount organ as well as transmissions from the BBC Theatre Organ.

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Unknown: Al Bollington
Unknown: Reginald Foort

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