Jack Hylton’s father George was the proprietor of a public house, which you may know better as its abbreviated “pub”. You’d get a song with your service there, courtesy of George himself…. And that’s where Jack got his start, accompanying his publican papa on the piano. He recorded this tune, Aint That A Grand And Glorious Feeling, in London in 1927.

In the 40’s Hylton left performance behind and became a major shareholder of the Decca label. But his greatest success may have been in managing and developing stars like French crooner Maurice Chevalier, British comedy duo Morecambe and Wise, and Liberace.