Jazz Performer George Melly Dies

george-melly.jpgJazz singer and author George Melly has died at his London home at the age of 80, his wife Diana has announced.

The son of a wool broker and an actress, Melly was born in Liverpool in 1926 and educated at Stowe.

Liverpool’s Lord Mayor Paul Clark said: “Liverpool has lost one of its most cherished sons. George Melly was more than just a jazz legend, his contribution to literature, art and journalism ensured his place as one of Britain’s cultural greats of the 20th century.”

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