How Jazz Came To Britain

Charles Chilton recalls his part in getting regular jazz broadcasts on to BBC radio in the late 1930s - including a little white lie to the Master of the Queen's Music.

Jazz was flourishing in the 1920s, but BBC resistance to putting it on air took some time to break down.

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Charles Chilton recalls his part in getting regular jazz broadcasts on to BBC radio in the late 1930s - including a little white lie to the Master of the Queen's Music.

Jazz was flourishing in the 1920s, but BBC resistance to putting it on air took some time to break down.

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Charles Chilton recalls his part in getting regular jazz broadcasts on to BBC radio in the late 1930s - including a little white lie to the Master of the Queen's Music.

Jazz was flourishing in the 1920s, but BBC resistance to putting it on air took some time to break down.