This Day in Music History

2 Nov 2014

todayNovember 2, 2022

Background

Acker Bilk, the clarinet player passed away at the age of 85. Bilk’s 1962 instrumental tune ‘Stranger on the Shore’ became the UK’s biggest selling single of 1962: it was in the UK charts for more than 50 weeks, peaked at No.2, and was the first No.1 single in the United States by a British artist in the era of the modern Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.

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