GOOD MUSIC AWARD
The first joint holders of our music award were Alan Bunting and David Ades, who did so much to keep the light music genre alive. Sadly, both died not long afterwards and Alan’s family were left with a huge collection of CDs which he had painstakingly remastered for posterity over several years. Not only did Tony Clayden, a Londoner, gallop to the rescue by buying and retrieving them all from Scotland but he had already rebadged the former Robert Farnon Society which David Ades led for many decades. The net result is the London Light Music Group which he has since linked up to several other worthy music websites, thus avoiding the potential disappearance of probably thousands of once familiar tunes. He has also continued David and Alan’s wonderful work with Guild Records in Switzerland who produce a memorable series of light music CDs.
A recording and sound engineer, Tony is one of a small band of people who recognise the value and worth of good music within society and he has amassed many musical friends along the way, including the Beverley Sisters.
Tony, we thank you for filling a huge musical void and wish you well as you continue to make historic and tuneful melodies available to the general public. For further information go to www. londonlightmusic.org. uk