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Cleo and John

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Cleo and John 1982

51 mins United Kingdom Director. Vernon Lawrence

Jazz legends Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth perform live on stage at the Stables Theatre, Wavendon, discuss life together, and recall their careers in music. Describing herself as ‘a privileged coloured girl’, Laine, born to a Jamaican father and an English mother in Southall, West London, reflects upon being a singer, her childhood and considers prejudice - in and out of the music business.

Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth, who were married for more than fifty years, founded The Stables Theatre in a converted barn in the grounds behind their house. Still a popular performance venue, it was entirely rebuilt in the year 2000.

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Directed by

Vernon Lawrence


The Master Singers

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Rowan Atkinson

John Dankworth

Cleo Laine


Sonic Beat Generations Forgotten Features




United Kingdom



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