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SAM, SAM, TIME TO PUT DOWN THY TROMBONE

September 8, 2014

Sam Watmough profileToday we bid a fond farewell to Uncle Sam Watmough. He was the veteran lead trombone player with the Joe Loss Orchestra for more than five decades. He was also the funniest man you could ever wish to meet.

Married to my Aunt Marie, they carved out a remarkable life, rich in just about everything you could imagine a couple in the fast lane would enjoy. On the way the brought cousin Val into the world, an actress in her own right and double of my Aunt.

Both were rich with the Liverpool magic I also inherited from my father, where every hour was to be enjoyed and usually accompanied with a funny story.

The band continues, as do the memories of the former members now past who took this country through the war and brought the big band sound to the dance halls and theatres around the land, including the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, and on notable occasions for the other Queen, HM Elizabeth at her venue in Buck House.

Their music lives on and not too sure where Uncle Sam’s next gig will be, but you can bet your life it will be full of fans getting in the mood.

 

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2 Comments
  1. Carole Davies permalink

    Long lost relatives, we are sad to hear of Sam’s passing, please pass on our condolences to his family.
    Sam is my mother’s, (Madeline) cousin, She is the elder daughter of Maud Watmough, (who was sister of Sam’s father, Walter). Mum has fond memories of Sam and Harry’s childhood anticts and has followed Sam’s career through the media. I’m told I met him when I was very young, but have no memory of it. But I remember Walter well from later in life especially his Liverpool sense of humour! A family trait!

    • Valerie Watmough permalink

      Thank you for your comments, lovely to hear of your mum,
      Val, Sam’s daughter

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