Elton John World News: A Man Who Impacted Music And Sports Has Died

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Sunday 1 March 2009 @ 20:42 - GMT

Last month Vic Lewis passed away.

The 89-year-old spent some time as an agent, working with the likes of Elton and Cilla Black

But he was probably best known for his skills as a jazz guitarist and bandleader. It was in 1946 that the Briton put together his first big band, focusing on swing jazz. However, it wasn't long before he began leaning toward the sound of Stan Kenton, who provided him with some arrangements.

After 1959 Lewis semi-retired as a performer, and only occasionally recorded. Yet he continued to write about jazz and champion its value.

Vic was also a sports fan who founded his own cricket club.

Lewis's wife, Jill, predeceased him. He is survived by his daughter.

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