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Blakey, (Arthur) Art

(1919–90) jazz musician; born in Pittsburgh, Pa. An influential drummer, he performed with Billy Eckstine's big band between 1944–47 and freelanced on numerous recordings. From 1954 until his death, he led the Jazz Messengers, a combo he consistently renewed with outstanding young players. He was a proselytizer for jazz and a leading exponent of "hard bop," an explosive style characterized by a strong backbeat and bluesy lyricism.
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DC Hedley added that inquiries had failed to trace the previous owners of the double barreled shotgun Blakey used.
But after his brief spell with Beith Juniors, Blakey is keen to knuckle down and get back to work with the boys in blue and white.
Doctor Who writer Moffat - movie Blakey who also writes and produces BBC hit Sherlock - admitted he is keen to remake the comedy.
Michael Sisson-Pell, representing Blakey, said he had led a sheltered life with little sexual experience and had accessed general pornography during that period to gain some experience.
Blakey has held a number of senior leadership positions in commercial real estate, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and permanent-debt lending.
Blakey pleaded guilty to four charges of making false representations to insurance companies and three of sending malicious communications to female and male workers at call centres between February 2014 and December last year.
95), we learn about the time Gordon fought Howard Winstone at Sophia Gardens and the Boxing News reported: "Generally agreed by a capacity Sophia Gardens Pavilion to be the best feathersweight dust-up for years, the meeting of unbeaten Merthyr Tydfil featherweight prospect Howard Winstone and Cardiff rival Gordon Blakey saw the feathers flying with a vengeance before Blakey, right eye closed and bleeding was forced to retire at the end of round eight.
But a home-made metal identity tag believed to have been created by his wife with "18634 Sgt David Harkness Blakey MM of the R Innis Fus" etched on it helped to confirm his identity, along with the discovery of an "R Innis Fus" cap badge.
Gateshead-born Sergeant Blakey, of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, was killed aged 26 on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916.
Two unknown soldiers, one from the Royal Irish Rifles and another from the Cambridgeshire Regiment, were also buried alongside Sgt Blakey.
ROLE Stephen Lewis as Blakey and, right, the order of service for his funeral
Blakey belonged to an age when the comedy really was classic.