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Billy Cotton

  • Birth 6 May 1899 Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
  • Death 25 Mar 1969 Wembley, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England
  • Burial Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
  • Plot Temporary Deposit.
  • Memorial ID 7537133

Jazz Bandleader. Born at Smith Square, Westminster, London, he is best remembered for his radio and television show, the "Billy Cotton Band Show", which ran throughout the 1950's and 60's, and which was always preceded by his famous call of "Wakey! Wakey!". He had two sons Ted & Bill junior, the latter went on to become head of entertainment at the BBC. Billy Cotton died in Wembley, North London. His funeral was held at Golders Green Crematorium, and his ashes were temporarily deposited at Golders Green before later being removed.

Bio by: Kieran Smith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kieran Smith
  • Added: 5 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7537133
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Billy Cotton (6 May 1899–25 Mar 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7537133, citing Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .