Gracie Cole

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Birthday
8, 1924
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 28, 2006 (82)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
8, 1924
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 28, 2006 (82)

About

Well-known female trumpeter who performed with the Squadronaires.

Before Fame

Her father taught her how to play cornet when she was twelve years old and she was invited to play on the BBC Radio for Children's Hour.

Trivia

She performed as the lead trumpet and soloist for Ivy Benson's band in November 1945 and toured with them for five years.

Family Life

She married a trombonist named Bill Geldard in 1951.

Associated With

Her all-female band, which performed from 1952 to 1956, broadcast with many different vocalists, including Cleo Laine.