Label : Windmill
1960s and 70s British dance bandleader from Portsmouth. His music focused on uptempo arrangements of American soul songs, mod dancers and poppy ballads, and at the time was categorised as 'Big Beat' (a form of 60s mod music not to be confused with the late 90s dance music of the same name). Thoughout the 60s Hawkins' band had widespread residencies at ballrooms in Portsmouth and around the country.
Hawkins and his Orchestra appeared in a sequence in the 1971 film Get Carter, set in a night club where they were playing. They also had numerous appearances on the BBC, broadcasting live on the radio for 'Swingalong'. and later featuring on television's 'Come Dancing'.
Jack Hawkins And His Orchestra - 30 60 90
By Electric Looser