Jack Hawkins (died February 7, 2015, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England) was a 1960's and 1970's British dance bandleader from Portsmouth. His music focused on uptempo arrangements of American soul songs, mod dancers and poppy ballads, and at the time was categorised as "Big Beat" (a form of 1960's mod music not to be confused with the late 1990's dance music of the same name). Throughout the 1960's Hawkins' band had widespread residencies at ballrooms in Portsmouth and around the country. Hawkins and his Orchestra appeared in a sequence in the 1971 film Get Carter, set in a night club where they were playing. They also had numerous appearances on the BBC, broadcasting live on the radio for "Swingalong" and later featuring on television's "Come Dancing".
|Jack Hawkins His Orchestra & Singers|
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