Fade in, fade out – the scene changes. Todays frenzy is tomorrow’s flop. This year’s rave may well become next year’s yawn. But though shows may fold, great showmen go on and on… And Jack Hylton was one of the greatest showmen of them all. He loved the footlights and the people who sang, danced and clowned in front of them. This was his world and he vastly enriched it by his shrewd judgement, his dour courage and his rare gift for creating stars. But there is also this to say about Jack. He was generous to those at the bottom of the bill and to those who could no longer make it. And for this we thank him – and salute him.
(Programme, Stars Shine For Jack, 1965)
The site contains extensive in-depth biographical information on the life of Jack Hylton, both during his formative years as a dance band leader, and his subsequent life as one of the greatest theatrical impresarios the country has ever seen.
The site includes the most comprehensive discography of The Jack Hylton Orchestra available on the internet. It's available either to view online or as a downloadable PDF file for viewing and searching offline.
The site contains literally hundreds of free downloads from the most common Hylton classics to an extensive collection of rare and never before released gems, as well as video files and links to shops.