Song of the Day: Acker Bilk, “Stranger On The Shore”

British clarinetist and vocalist Acker Bilk was born on this day in 1929. He’s most famous for his distinctive appearance (bowler hat, goatee, and striped vest) and for his instrumental "Stranger On The Shore," which was a #1 hit in the US and peaked at #2 on the British charts, spending 50 weeks there in 1961 and 1962.

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