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In the early Savoy Hill days of radio, Jack Payne was appointed BBC Director of Dance Music, a position he held until 1932, when he made his film début in "Say It With Music" (Jack Jackson, by the way, was then playing in the band). For many years the band has been a star turn on the stage and on gramophone records.
Jack Payne conducts and sometimes sings. He was born in Leamington, Warwickshire, in 1899. It was while he was in the Royal Flying Corps during the War that he organised small dance bands and became interested in dance music generally. He first broadcast regularly from the Hotel Cecil in 1925.


Jack Payne with his Band

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