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Beckett, Harold Winston [Harry] (1923–2010), jazz trumpeter

Digby Fairweather

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online January 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/102512

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Beckett, Harold Winston [Harry] (1923–2010), jazz trumpeter, was born on 30 May 1923 in St Michael Parish, Barbados, the son of Vivian Cox Beckett, plumber. It was in this British colony that he first heard overseas broadcasts by UK-based bandleaders including Bert Ambrose...

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Subjects: Brass

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