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Billy Brooks: 1926-2002
Billy Brooks

Born: 1926
Died: December 24, 2002 in Amsterdam, Holland

Former Hampton trumpeter dies in Amsterdam

Copyright © 2003 


Jaap Ludeke writes from Amsterdam:

Shortly before Christmas trumpeter Billy Brooks was found dead in his Amsterdam home. Brooks was active in the Lionel Hampton Big Bands around the mid-Fifties.

In the early Eighties he showed up in Amsterdam where, among other gigs, he led a big band.

JJA members are invited to submit a full obituary or appreciation.

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