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and his Concert Orchestra
From 1927 to 1931 Peter Yorke , whose concert orchestra is the band of the week, was Jack Hylton 's pianist and arranger, and then he launched out as an arranger on' his own. In 1935 he formed his own band, which was given a first broadcast by Eric Maschwitz in a ' BandBox ' programme. This led to the series ' Sweet and Lovely ' — series which ran on from 1935 until the outbreak of war and made Peter Yorke 's name, and incidentally, gave him his signature tune.
He formed his concert orchestra in 1938 and played for the 'Theatreland ' broadcasts-some forty in all. During this week he will provide a pot-pourri of music from Gilbert and Sullivan to hot music, specially arranged. He is shortly to go into the R.A.F.


Unknown: Peter Yorke
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