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The famous jazz musician George Melly has died

July 6 2007
11:48

The famous English jazz singer and art critic George Melly died at his London home aged 80. In 2005 he was diagnosed with lung cancer, but he refused treatment and continued to sing until his death.

In January, the singer was hospitalized directly from the scene in the county of East Sussex. His latest, a charity concert was held three weeks ago in a London club. Melly was born in 1926 in Liverpool. At the end of the war, he briefly served in the Royal Navy, and later moved to London, where he found work in an art gallery that specialized in surrealist. Until the early 1960's he played in the orchestra of trumpeter Mick Mulligan's. Then ten years he abandoned music and worked as a critic in a leading London newspaper. In 1970, he again turned to jazz and until 2003 played with the orchestra, John Chilton - Feetwarmers, but in recent years, life appeared on stage with the band Digby Fairweather. The last concert of George Melly took place three weeks before his death. Tells Labor.

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