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at the theatre organ
Banner's Barrage
Gordon Banner began to play the organ at the age of fourteen, receiving tuition from his uncle, the late Alfred Banner , who was organist and choirmaster of the parish church of Tipton, Staffs.
It was Reginald Dixon who introduced him to the cinema organ in 1929, and in 1930 he went to America and made the acquaintance of Jesse Crawford. He appeared as guest organist at various cinemas in the U.S.A. In this country he has held appointments at the Oxford Ritz, the Hammersmith Commodore, and the Manchester Odeon.


Gordon Banner
Alfred Banner
Reginald Dixon
Jesse Crawford.

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