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Tom Jones and The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne, Orchestra

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George Baker (baritone)
Relayed from The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
Few broadcasts are more generally popular than those relayed on Sunday evenings from the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne, by Tom Jones and his Orchestra. Not the chief reason, but a very good one, is that the acoustical properties of the room in which the band plays are almost ideal, as listeners must have noticed. The programmes, too, are well chosen, and the leader, Tom Jones, has an unmistakable microphone personality. As an orchestral violinist he has had a brilliant career, following an equally brilliant studentship. He was born in Birmingham in 1902, of Irish parents, and comes of a large family of professional musicians; indeed, so large and so talented that the family members of his father's generation were able to form a complete orchestra amongst themselves and enjoyed quite a reputation in the Midlands.

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Baritone: George Baker






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