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Acker Bilk


Who is Acker Bilk?

Acker Bilk: Bernard Stanley "Acker" Bilk MBE was an English clarinettist and vocalist known for his appearance – goatee, bowler hat and striped waistcoat – and breathy, vibrato-rich, lower-register clarinet style.

  • also known as Mr. Acker Bilk; Bernard Stanley Bilk; Bilk, Acker
  • born on (86 years ago) in Pensford
  • nationality: England
  • profession: Bandleader, clarinetist, singer
  • member of musical groups:
  • died on
  • genres: Dixieland, Pop music, Easy listening, Trad jazz
  • albums: "20 Golden Greats", "Stranger on the Shore: The Best of Acker Bilk", "Imagine", "Lansdowne Folio", "Reflections", "Songbook", "Sound Patio - Clarinet Mood", "Stranger on the Shore", "The Best of Acker Bilk", "The Frankfurt Concert", "The Greatest Of", "Acker Bilk Plays Lennon & McCartney", "Feelings 3", "Mister Acker Bilk", "Four Hits and a Mister", "The Magic Clarinet of Acker Bilk", "In a Mellow Mood", "Gold", "Feelings 2", "Very Best of Acker Bilk (Carlton Records)", "The Collection", "Feelings 4", "Some of My Favorite Things", "A Touch of Latin", "I Think the Best Thing About This Record Is the Music", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "32 Golden Hits", "The Very Best Of", "A Love Album for the Nineties", "Ack's Back", "Chillin’ with Acker Bilk", "Mellow Music", "Everybody's Talkin'"
  • filmography: "It's All Over Town"
  • nomination: - nominated to NME Award for Best Instrumentalist
  • official website:

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Popular Music (2017)

by Norman Abjorensen

Acker Bilk was a British jazz clarinetist, singer, and bandleader, and an important figure in the revival of traditional jazz in the 1960s ...

Google previewThe UK to USA Dictionary (2012)

British English Vs. American English by Claudine Dervaes, John Hunter

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century (2014)

by Lol Henderson, Lee Stacey

At moments, it seemed asiftrad wouldbecome a mainstream style:trumpeter Kenny Ball andclarinettist Acker Bilk bothhadhits inthe popmusic charts, while thelaterstyle of the BEATLES sometimes featured impressive brass arrangements ...

Google previewDictionary of Pseudonyms (2010)

13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins, 5th ed. by Adrian Room

Bilitis see Pierre Louÿs Acker Bilk: ...

Google previewCassell's Dictionary of Slang (2005)

by Jonathon Green

US musician Acker Bilk (b. 1929)1 acker fortis n. see AGGIE FORTIS n. ackermaracker n. see ACKAMARAKA n. ackie fortis n. see AGGIE FORTIS n. atknian n. see ARK-MAN n. acknickulous adj. [1980s+] (US Black/teen) wonderful , marvellous ...

Google previewLexicon of My Life

Acker Bilk became ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

Acker Bilk, whose “Stranger on the ...

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I look at my clarinet sometimes and I think, I wonder what's going to come out of there tonight? You never know. (Acker Bilk)
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