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Albert Torrance was born 11 September 1909 in Hove, Sussex, England, United Kingdom to David Hood Torrance (1879-1956) and Ada Anne Stacey (1875-1937) and died 6 December 2011 London, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes.

Biography

Albert was born in Hove, Sussex, and his family lived at 69 Blatchington Road while he was young. His father was a dentist.

In January 1935, Albert was assembled into Nat Gonella's new band, The Georgians, as lead saxophonist. They disbanded at the outbreak of World War II and Albert joined the R.A.F. bomber command. Albert continued to play saxophone throughout his lifetime, including with Freddie Bretherton's band at the Spider's Web and also with Sidney Lipton and Bert Ambrose's orchestras.

Albert celebrated his 102nd birthday in September 2011. In an interview with Jazz Services he incorrectly stated he was born near Dundee, Scotland. It was actually his paternal grandparents who came down from Scotland.

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Siblings


Offspring of David Hood Torrance (1879-1956) and Ada Anne Stacey (1875-1937)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Edward Stacey Torrance (1904-1973) 26 March 1904 Hove, Sussex, England, United Kingdom 1973 Sussex, England, United Kingdom May Mustchin (1896-1981)
Albert Snowdon Torrance (1909) 11 September 1909 Hove, Sussex, England, United Kingdom 6 December 2011 London, England, United Kingdom


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