Charles Shadwell (musician)

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Charles Murray Winstanley Shadwell [1] (26 March 1898 in Surrey, England – 28 July 1979 in Pershore, Worcestershire, England) [2] was a British conductor and bandleader.

Shadwell was the founder of the Cambridge Concert Orchestra, and the conductor of the BBC Variety Orchestra, which he held from 1936 - 1967. Charles had four daughters: Joan (1918-2001) a singer who performed under the name Joan Winters; Charles and Joan appeared together in the British feature film Variety Jubilee (1943); Daphne (b. 1927) a director and producer for both BBC and Thames Television; Hazel (b. 1925)an accomplished violinist resides in Bushey, England and Sheila (1923-2014) resided in California.