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by Ray Ellington Red River Gorge Rock Climbs South (2012) Paperback

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Ray Ellington grew to be firm friends with Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe, the trio who rose to fame in the Fifties and Sixties as the Goons.

Ray Ellington grew to be firm friends with Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe, the trio who rose to fame in the Fifties and Sixties as the Goons.

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Ray Ellington | Biography | AllMusic

The Ray Ellington Quartet evolved when Ray joined the Caribbean Trio, a touring group comprising Dick Katz on piano, Lauderic Cayton on guitar and Coleridge Goode on bass. Their concert debut took place on Sunday 7 December 1947 when they appeared on one of Ted Heath's London Palladium Swing Sessions. In addition to radio and television broadcasts (TV having resumed, having been so rudely interrupted by the war), a recording contract with Parlophone was secured. It is thanks to many of Ray's Parlophone, Decca and Columbia records made between 1948 and 1955 that we are able to enjoy here forty varied and entertaining sides.* There were a few personnel changes within the quartet over the years from May 1949; Lauderic Cayton was the first to go (he was replaced by Laurie Deniz)