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"TVA" 2005 Obituary


TVA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-01 published
VAUGHAN, Denny, 1972 -- Died This Day
Saturday, October 1, 2005, Page S7
Musician and television star born in Toronto on December 20, Educated in Toronto, he was a natural musician whose piano playing led him to form his own dance bands in the 1930's and then join the Canadian Army Show to entertain troops during the Second World War. Serving under Captain Robert FARNON, he became vocalist, pianist and arranger for the Canadian Band of the Allied Expeditionary Force. After the war he stayed on in Britain to work and met and married Hélène DE GRANDPREY. Returned in 1950, he hosted a nightly 15-minute music program for Players Cigarettes. By the mid-1960s, Denny VAUGHAN and his Orchestra was a regular feature on CTV's Musical Showcase series, and on TVA's Le Grand Prix Musicale. Soon after that, he moved to California to become musical consultant for The Smothers Brothers Show and The Glen Campbell Show. From time to time he returned home to make record albums for the Canadian Talent Library. He died in Montreal.

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