• Short Summary

    MUSICIANS - BOTH POP AND SERIOUS - AT THE TREASURY 1 MARCH TO TRY TO PERSUADE THE GOVERNMENT TO DROP PURCHASE TAX ON MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.

  • Description

    MUSICIANS - BOTH POP AND SERIOUS - AT THE TREASURY 1 MARCH TO TRY TO PERSUADE THE GOVERNMENT TO DROP PURCHASE TAX ON MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.

    ON THE DOORSTEP WAS A SIX-POINT TYPED STATEMENT; HALF AN HOUR EARLY WAS CLARINETTIST MR. ACKER BILK. PLAYING IT SQUARE, HE WORE A TRILBY INSTEAD OF HIS TRADE-MARK BOWLER. CHRIS BARBER WAS IN THE FRONT-LINE TOO, TO PLUG THE THEME TO TREASURY OFFICIALS.

    ACCORDING TO MR. BILK, THE TALKING WAS LARGELY CONDUCTED BY SIR MALCOLM SARGENT. HIS POINT - THAT THE TWENTY-FIVE PER CENT TAX MADE MUSIC-MAKING TOO EXPENSIVE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. THEIR DEMANDS, HE SAID, HAD BEEN HEARD WITH SYMPATHY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5M8MQK8ILZPPUFZORN5N4K7YQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5M8MQK8ILZPPUFZORN5N4K7YQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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