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HAROLD HUNT

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at the Organ of the Empire Theatre,
Coventry
Once again ' A hunting we will go ', the signature tune of this popular organist, will be heard before he gives another of his recitals. Hunt, by the way, gave the first of these from the Empire Theatre, Coventry, on February 21 this year. At the age of five Hunt could play the piano, and he had his first experience as a cinema pianist when only nine years old. The manager of a little Black Country cinema, the regular pianist for which, was ill, appealed for a substitute to his audience, and the young Hunt obliged. For some years Hunt was musical director of the cinema in his Staffordshire home town, and with the coming of the talkies set to work to qualify as a solo organist. He received his first engagement in a Surrey cinema, after which he joined Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., and ultimately took up his present position in November, 1935.

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