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Ray Ellington
Birth: Mar. 17, 1916
Death: Feb. 28, 1985

Musician. Born to an American father and Russian mother in London, he was a popular English singer, drummer and bandleader. His big break came in 1937, when he joined the Harry Roy Orchestra as the band's drummer and he recorded his first record "Swing for Sale". Through records and many radio broadcasts, he became known in many households across the country. After a while, he fronted his own be-bop group the Ray Ellington Quartet in 1947, performed on radio and television broadcasts and was signed to Parlophone Records in 1948. For the rest of his life, he continued to record for various labels and also performed at many exclusive English venues to include the White Elephant Club in Chelsea and the prestigious London Hilton "Roof Top" restaurant in Park Lane. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Golders Green Crematorium
Golders Green
London Borough of Barnet
Greater London, England
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Dec 27, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 19188
Ray Ellington
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