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Independent label: Pageant Records was a short-lived label, the existence of which was presumably inspired by the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II - both its releases were Jubilee orientated.  First up was a double album featuring a mix of news, sporting events and songs from 1952-77, introduced by Roy Castle, 'A Silver Jubilee Of Memories' (SJM-001/002).  Secondly, and lastly, there was the EP shown, a selection of competition-winning fanfares and marches played by members of the C.W.S. (Manchester) Band (SJM-003).  Both came out in 1977.  The EP was pressed by Pye, the company which seems to have licensed most of the musical material for the LP. Distributed By Pye Records. Roy Castle, OBE (Born 31 August 1932 in Scholes, near Holmfirth, West Riding of Yorkshire and died 2 September 1994 was an English dancer, singer, comedian, actor, television presenter and musician. In addition to being a talented jazz trumpet player, he could play many other instruments. Castle was found to have lung cancer in January 1992. He was predicted to live only another 6 months. He underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy and went into remission later that year. A non-smoker, he blamed his illness on passive smoking during his years of playing the trumpet in smoky jazz clubs. On 26 November 1993, Castle announced that his illness had returned, and once again underwent treatment in the hope of overcoming it. Several months later, he carried out the high profile Tour of Hope to raise funds for the erection of the building that would become the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, which was and still is the only British charity dedicated entirely to defeating lung cancer. By this stage, however, his condition was deteriorating and recovery was looking highly unlikely. He died in Buckinghamshire on 2 September 1994, two days after his 62nd birthday. The CWS (Manchester) Band was Formed 1900, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Disbanded in March 1993 Also Known As CWS Tobacco Manchester Band, City of Manchester Band, The Famous CWS (Manchester) Band.Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

  
77 Roy Castle A Silver Jubilee Of Memories (Album) PAGEANT SJM  001/002
77 CWS (Manchester) Band Co-op Royal Silver Jubilee Fanfare And March Winning Compositions PAGEANT SJM  003




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