The man behind the music on old television shows like Morecambe and Wise - jazz trumpeter Kenny Ball, has died at the age of 82.
With his puffed out cheeks and rasping voice he and his Jazzmen had a string of hits in the sixties and seventies.
Nina Nannar looks back on the highnotes:
Jazz trumpeter Kenny Ball became a well-known face on TV with his band featuring regularly on light entertainment shows.
They made numerous appearances on the Morecambe And Wise Show and went on to become the resident band on the popular BBC1 series Saturday Night At The Mill, which was broadcast from Birmingham's Pebble Mill studios.
He achieved his biggest hit with Midnight In Moscow - effectively his signature tune - but other top 10 hits in the early 1960s were March Of The Siamese Children, The Green Leaves Of Summer and Sukiyaki.
Jazz trumpeter Kenny Ball died in hospital this morning where he was being treated for pneumonia, his manager said.
Les Squires said the musician, who was in his early 80s, died in Basildon Hospital in Essex at 7.30am.
He said: "He had been in and out of hospital recently but sadly this time he did not come out, but he was playing to the end."
Mr Squires said Ball was survived by his partner and his son, Keith, who had joined his father on stage playing with his group The Jazzmen.
He said the musician had continued to perform, having left hospital to play a gig in Germany at the end of January, before being re-admitted.
Ball, who lived in Essex, found fame in the early 1960s with a string of trad jazz hits including Midnight In Moscow which got to number two in the charts on 1961.
The track, which was also a hit in the United States, sold more than one million copies around the world.
Jazz trumpeter Kenny Ball died in hospital this morning where he was being treated for pneumonia, his manager has said.
Jamie Cullum, Suggs and Cerys Matthews were among the celebrities attending the 2013 Jazz FM Awards in central London this evening.
Cullum missed out on the best UK Jazz Artist gong - with the award going to the Neil Cowley Trio - but went on to perform with Ahmad Jamal, who was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement accolade at the star-studded event.
Grammy award-winning Kurt Elling took home International Jazz Artist and 14-strong group Beats & Pieces Big Band went away with Best UK Newcomer.
Jazz great Dave Brubeck died of heart failure at Norwalk Hospital, in Norwalk, Connecticut, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The 91-year-old's choice of novel rhythms, classical structures and brilliant sidemen made him a towering figure in modern jazz.
Yet Take Five, recorded by the Dave Brubeck Quartet before becoming one of the biggest selling jazz songs of all time, was actually written by the band's alto saxophonist Paul Desmond.
Legendary jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, most famous for the classic Take Five, has died, his manager has told the Associated Press.
The American died a day short of his 92nd birthday.