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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

VAUGHAN, DENNY, 1922-1972
MUS 124


Denny Vaughan fonds.  - 1936-1972.  - 15.63 m of textual records.  - 37 photographs.  - 127 audio discs.  - 22 audio tape reels.  - 1 film reel. 

Biographical sketch
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Denny Vaughan studied music at the University of Toronto and then toured Europe with the Army Show during World War II.  He became known in England as a singer and arranger, and recorded for dance bands.  He also starred in radio programs (Journey into Melody on the BBC, England) and television programs (Denny Vaughan Show on the English CBC network).  He then recorded many discs on several labels, including CTL, RCA and RCI. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to the musical activities of Denny Vaughan:  manuscripts of musical arrangements, signed Denny Vaughan; autograph manuscripts of songs composed by Denny Vaughan; song lyrics; annotated printed music; diaries; personal and professional correspondence; contracts; fees; account statements; programmes; posters; promotional material; scrapbook of correspondence, clippings and programmes pertaining to his European tour with the Army Show; photographs of Denny Vaughan and personalities in the arts world; sound recordings of Denny Vaughan and his orchestra; film of a show from the series Musical Showcase

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Ms.  Senay, widow of Denny Vaughan, in 1981 and 1995. 

Restrictions:  the personal correspondence is confidential. 

Finding aids:  list by box and inventory of the sound recordings. 



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