Trumpeter Ball and his band regularly appeared on TV

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.

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Jazz trumpeter Kenny Ball dies

Jazz trumpeter Kenny Ball died in hospital this morning where he was being treated for pneumonia, his manager said.