|Born||9 October 1909
West Ham, London, England
|Died||15 January 1980
Norwich, Norfolk, England
|Spouse(s)||Irene May Breeze (née Murdoch)|
|Parent(s)||Louis & Isobel Breeze|
|Website||Official Alan Breeze website|
At the beginning of his career, Breeze sang in working men's clubs, restaurants and even theatre queues. He produced some 78 recordings, for example from his later repertoire: "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts". He produced recordings at film studios for actors who could not sing. He met the band leader Billy Cotton, who was to change his career forever.
Breeze started with Billy Cotton in 1932, without a contract, and stayed for 36 years. He became one of the most popular UK vocalists, on radio, television and in theatres around the United Kingdom. His recordings are still occasionally heard on the radio.
Breeze died in January 1980 in Norwich aged 70.
- Alan Breeze at the Internet Movie Database
- Official Alan Breeze website
- Billy Cotton Band Show website
- GRO Register of Births DEC 1909 4a 21 W. HAM
- GRO Register of Deaths MAR 1980 10 1905 NORWICH
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