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Wynford Reynolds and his Octet


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Wynford Reynolds was born in Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire, studied music as a child, and always wanted to play the violin. It was not until after the war, in which he rose to the rank of sergeant and was gassed on the Somme, that he took up music seriously. He won a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music and studied there for six years. In 1922 he joined the original Queen's Hall Orchestra, and in 1929 he formed the Wynford Reynolds Octet with which he began broadcasting in 1934. His signature tune 'A Cocktail of Happiness' has sold over five thousand copies. Last Easter he was at the Winter Gardens, Margate, and he gave there a combined entertainment with Arthur Askey. He frequently broadcasts with other combinations such as Reginald King, Alfredo Campoli, and Jay Wilbur, and leads his Octet on the violin.


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Wynford Reynolds and his Octet

Regional Programme London, 6 November 1938 15.30

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