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Daughter pays tribute to jazz star father

Terry Lightfoot playing at a protest in London in 1985 Photo: Press Association

The daughter of a Buckinghamshire clarinettist who fronted one of the leading traditional jazz bands of the 1950s and 60s has been talking to ITV News Anglia about her father.

Terry Lightfoot died at the weekend aged 77, after a battle with prostate cancer. His death comes less than two weeks after that of trumpeter Kenny Ball, who started his career playing in the Terry Lightfoot's Jazzmen band.

Terry was born in Potters Bar in Hertfordshire in 1935, but later settled in Olney in Buckinghamshire. From the 1950s onwards he spent much of his time touring, and played alongside musical greats such as Louis Armstrong and Lonnie Donegan.

During the 1960s he made frequent television appearances on the Morecambe and Wise Show, and his was the resident band on Des O'Connor's first TV series.

He later played in a band which included his daughter Melinda, and played alongside his two grandsons Ollie and Joe.

To see Melinda playing alongside Terry click here, and you can watch an interview with Melinda about her father below.

Terry's musical talents have been passed down from generation to generation, as demonstrated by his grandson in the clip below.