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FRED HARTLEY and his Sextet


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with George Melachrino
Ten minutes of romance with Sigmund Romberg
Pupil of Tobias Matthay , Harold Craxton , and Benjamin Dale , Fred Hartley was for some time accompanist at the Royal Academy of Music. Thereafter he was pianist at a big West-End club, music director of a Stockholm theatre, and teacher of music at Dundee. From Dundee he gave his first broadcasts, though his radio fame dates from 1931, when he formed his Novelty Quintet.
Apart from being successor to
Brian Lawrance as Fred Hartley 's vocalist, George Melachrino often broadcasts with his own orchestra from the Cafe de Paris. He can play every instrument in his own orchestra bar the piano. He arranges his own music, sings in five languages, and speaks three fluently.


Unknown: George Melachrino
Unknown: Sigmund Romberg
Unknown: Tobias Matthay
Unknown: Harold Craxton
Unknown: Benjamin Dale
Unknown: Fred Hartley
Unknown: Brian Lawrance
Unknown: Fred Hartley
Unknown: George Melachrino

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FRED HARTLEY and his Sextet

Forces Programme, 14 November 1940 20.20

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