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THE TOWER AND THE GLORY

Unpublished archive recordings of Organ Music from Blackpool

PLUS

BLACKPOOL TOWER: A History

Special Offer: CD plus Book for £25

THE TOWER AND THE GLORY

A ONE HOUR collection of unpublished archive recordings of ORGAN MUSIC FROM BLACKPOOL, with HORACE FINCH, WATSON HOLMES, ERNEST BROADBENT and
REGINALD DIXON.

Collected by Ken Mellor, who met many of the Blackpool musicians on this unique CD.

Watson Holmes at the Opera House
Polly / Valse Bleu / Halleluja! / Lover Come Back to Me / Bless This House / Jolly Good Company

Horace Finch at the Empress Ballroom
On the Prom, Prom, Prom Promenade / These Foolish Things / Over My Shoulder / Joey’s Song / The Man I Love / Tin Can Fusiliers / Signature Tune

Reginald Dixon at the Tower Ballroom
London Bridge March / La Poloma / Aloha Oe / O Sole Mio / La Cucaracha / Blaze Away / With Sword and Lance / I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside

Ernest Broadbent at the Tower Ballroom
Wedding of the Painted Doll / Vaya con Dios / Deed I Do / Five Foot Two / Sweet Sue / Sweet Georgia Brown /All My Loving / Autumn Leaves / Laura’s Theme from Dr Zhivago / Come to the Cabaret / Just One of Those Things / Lullaby of Broadway / Rhapsody in Blue / S’Wonderful / Someone to Watch Over Me / Fascinating Rhythm / Love Walked In / I Got Rhythm

BLACKPOOL TOWER: A History

Paperback Book.   186 pages.  With 16 pages of photos. 

Peter Walton has written the full story of the construction of one of Britain’s most recognisable landmarks. When Blackpool Tower was being built, many people said it would be a failure. Originally estimated at £150,000, it ended up costing twice that much and John Bickerstaffe nearly went bust building this unique attraction. Once the Tower was open, his company made a profit every year, becoming the dominant entertainment group in Blackpool. It acquired the Palace, the Winter Gardens and the Opera House. By the 1930s it was running ballrooms, cinemas, live theatre and the famous Tower Circus. The Bickerstaffe brothers were key figures in Blackpool life. This is a story of the Victorian entrepreneurship that created Blackpool’s most iconic building, and led to Blackpool becoming the acclaimed pinnacle of British seaside entertainment.

£25.00 for both with free UK postage.

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Weight .505 kg
Dimensions 29.7 × 21.0 × 3.0 cm