Acker Bilk: Legendary jazz clarinettist in his own words
Clarinettist Acker Bilk, who personified the trad jazz revival of the 1950s and '60s, has died after a lengthy illness at the age of 85.
His most famous song Stranger on the Shore was the UK's biggest selling single of 1962 and made him an international star.
Using clips from Acker Bilk's appearance on Desert Island Discs and talking to one of his band members John Mortimer, Radio 4's Today programme looked back at his career and at his most famous song.
03 Nov 2014
- From the section Entertainment & Arts