Talk:Benny Green (saxophonist)

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Jazz saxophonist[edit]

From Benny Green's obituary on the BBC News website:

Green was an accomplished saxophonist and a successful author who wrote biographies of Fred Astaire and PG Wodehouse. ...
Green was taught the saxophone by his father and earned his living with it for 20 years, with bandleaders of the calibre of Ronnie Scott and Kenny Baker. [1]

"I'd say that was fairly significant, wouldn't you? -- ChrisO 18:42, 30 Jan 2005 (UTC)


To users of goodwill[edit]

"Radio presenter for 15 years

But Green was perhaps best known as presenter of a programme on BBC Radio Two for 15 years, which focused on a period between 1930 and 1960 when musicals, both on stage and screen, were great box office and jazz was king. "(FROM: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/118354.stm - B.G. well known in Britain as journalist, and very well known and liked in Britain as broadcaster. Very few Britons will know him as a musician of any kind.

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Journo and broadcaster essential facts, he cluttering and preventing me putting in the essential one of journo-less i break wiki guide.WikiUser 20:50, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)

A different Benny Green[edit]

I wanted to mention there's also a different Benny Green who is an American jazz pianist.

... who was quite a force behind the early career of Diana Krall. IXIA 20:43, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

he has an entry under Benny Green (pianist) Chrismorey (talk) 01:53, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Written works[edit]

Green was a prolific author and editor, so I've started a Bibliography section, which I know to be incomplete. Anyone with more information (e.g. who owns one of his books with a list of other titles in it) please add or amplify my entries Chrismorey (talk) 01:55, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Re cleanup-reason=Copyright violation[edit]

Comparing the Obit with the wiki article it seems the issue has been dealt with so I am commenting out the template "

". DadaNeem (talk) 07:37, 4 October 2016 (UTC)