Ted Heath

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Birthday
30, 1902
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Nov 18, 1969 (67)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
30, 1902
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Nov 18, 1969 (67)

About

20th century Big Band leader who released more than 100 albums and sold more than 20 million during his four-decade career. The Ted Heath Band was the most popular post-war band in Britain and lasted for 55 years, finally ending in 2000.

Before Fame

He learned to play the trombone and tenor horn as a child. His first professional gig was with the American band Southern Syncopation Orchestra while they were touring Europe.

Trivia

He was on tour with Nat King Cole when Cole was attacked at a stop in Birmingham, Alabama, by white segregationists.

Family Life

His father was the leader of the Wandsworth Town Brass Band. He married his second wife Moira Tracey in the 1930s and had four sons with her: Robert, Raymond, Nick, and Tim.

Associated With

His song "I Want to Be Happy" was featured in the 1999 film "Entrapment," which starred Catherine Zeta Jones .

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