Trusted information source for millions of people worldwide. Victor Silvester Historical records and family trees related to Victor Silvester. View all records. MyHeritage Family Trees. John was born in Victor Silvester and His Silver Strings - Victors Favourite Quicksteps No 2 (Vinyl), in North Anston, Yorkshire, England. Norah was born on August 1 Victor was baptized on month dayat baptism place. He had one brother: Vincent Silvester.
Victor passed away inat age 69 at death place. Documents of Victor Silvester. Victor passed away in monthat age 70 at death place. Victor had one sibling: Vincent Silvester.
Victor lived on month dayat address. George was born on Victor Silvester and His Silver Strings - Victors Favourite Quicksteps No 2 (Vinyl) 19in Westbourne, Sussex. Minnie was born inin Tottenham, Middlesex. Victor had 3 siblings: Doreen Hayden Victor Silvester and His Silver Strings - Victors Favourite Quicksteps No 2 (Vinyl) Silvester and 2 other siblings. Victor passed away circaat age 17 at death place.
Victor passed away in monthat age 17 at death place. Abner was born inin Brownhills, Staffordshire. Helen Ellen t was born inin Brownhills, Victor Silvester and His Silver Strings - Victors Favourite Quicksteps No 2 (Vinyl). Victor had 6 siblings: Arthur SilvesterAgnes Silvester and 4 other siblings.
Victor passed away. Victor had 5 siblings: Agness SylvesterNellie Sylvester and 3 other siblings. Victor lived inat address. Victor had 3 siblings: Nellie Sylvester and 2 other siblings. Josephine was born on August 28 He recorded so many hundreds of albums, that they became impossible even for the bandleader to keep track of, and EMI later issued his work on CD in the s and s, most recently Victor Silvester and His Silver Strings. As Silvester grew older, his son Victor Silvester Jr.
Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Silvester usually did not play he was a violinistbut stood in front of his orchestra in white tie and tails, conducting with a flourish. He would continue to make music for half a century, mostly covering the popular music standards and show tunes, sometimes but rarely swingtrad jazz and in latter years, especially from when the orchestra continued under his son Victor Silvester Jr, rock and rolldisco and pop.
These later attempts to stay "with it" involved the introduction of an electric guitar, but it is mostly the more melodic recordings of the s and s that are now reissued on CD and still sold widely. Silvester's record sales were so huge that competition was inevitable.
Other dancers were attracted to the idea, and set up their own strict-tempo bands. There were other bands led by musicians who were capable of recording in strict time. The best for ballroom competitions was probably Joe Losswho had an even longer musical career than Silvester. Other bands that catered to ballroom dancing were Oscar Rabin and Jack Harriswhose band played in clubs and restaurants through the s, Victor Silvester and His Silver Strings - Victors Favourite Quicksteps No 2 (Vinyl) Tateand Jack Parnell.
For the post-war period of Latin dances to mostly Cuban and Brazilian rhythms, Edmundo Ros was in a class of his own. Bywhen he published his autobiography, he was the most successful dance band leader in British musical history, and a major star on British radio and television.
He died while on holiday in the south of France at the age of The orchestra remained in existence under his son's direction until the s.
Victor, his wife and son are memorialised at Golders Green CrematoriumLondon. The Victor Silvester Archive - which includes his OBE and First World War medals and related original documents and correspondence, his many other accolades such as his four Carl Alan Awards for services to dancing and his BBC Radio Golden Microphone Award, the complete archive of programme sheets for his orchestra's BBC broadcasts, platinum and silver discs for his orchestra's record sales and the orchestra's entire archive of original hand-scored strict tempo sheet music - was sold at auction in London in March and is now held in a private collection in Northern England.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 14 May Archived from the original on 17 July Trevelyan correspondence in the Victor Silvester Archive.
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