Evans, Bill

Evans, (William John) Bill

(1929–80) jazz musician; born in Plainfield, N.J. He was a classically-trained pianist whose delicate, introspective style established him as one of the few major white innovators in jazz history. Beginning in 1955, he played with George Russell, Charles Mingus and Miles Davis, collaborating on the latter's historic 1959 recording "Kind of Blue." From 1961 until his death, he led a succession of highly interactive trios.
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Among previous Finnegan honorees are George Halas, Ernie Banks, Chick Evans, Bill Veeck and Mike Ditka.
The current COO of Evans, Bill Culbertson, will become president/CEO of Evans.
By the end of four rounds, surprise leaders were the team of Gay Evans, Bill Davies and Rose Feria, the only team to manage four wins.
Jim Richards, Moss Richards, Tony Parsons, Mike Soloman 20 Royston Andrews, Martin Preedy, Mick Foster, Tony Ridpath 18, Martin Evans, Bill Fox, Clive Andrew, George Smith 18 David Eden, Ron Rutherford, Peter Benbridge, Ivor Fennell 17, Alan Kemp, Roger Eaton, Mike Westell, Peter Parker 16 Derrick Pratt, Brian Hunt, Graham F.
The line-up includes Alan Carr, Lee Evans, Bill Bailey, Jack Dee and Rob Brydon.
The month's line-up includes a first Big Mouth visit for ANVIL SPRINGSTIEN, the former compere of the legendary Horses Mouth Comedy Club and Stockton Riverside Festival who introduced Lee Evans, Bill Bailey and Caroline Aherne, virtual unknowns at the time, to a Teesside audience.
Ray Martin (66-5-61) won a senior medal from Nigel Moore (70-8-62) and Reg Taylor (70-8-62) and Mike Turner, Barry Evans, Bill Parry and Tony Harcombe won a senior yellow ball comp with 161 points.
Contact: Bill Evans, Bill Evans Dance, University of New Mexico, Carlisle Gym Dance Center, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA; 505.277.1856.
Here's why: Frank Skinner, Lily Savage, Lee Evans, Bill Bailey, Harry Hill, Jonathan Ross, Alan Davies, Jack Dee, Bobby Davro, Brian Conley, Stan Boardman and Bradley Walsh were all given their first mainstream TV appearance on his show Des O'Connor Tonight.
Past presidents and honorary members attending included: Norris Anders, Allan Coolsaet, Jeff Coolsaet, Paul Evans, Bill Honey, Charles H.
They are (above, from left) Norman Evans, Bill Haywood, Bert Hewitt, Philip Heawood, Gordon Crompton, Ray Hickling, Dennis Gallimore and George Davey.