I was at school when Mr Perkins started at Peter Symonds, [didn't he have a nickname?]. He took over from Cissy Cass as I remember. He seemed rather revolutionary and modern. Up till that time there was music, which was classical, and there was the rest, which was not worthy of consideration, or so the masters used to tell us. I think that it must have been about 1948, just after the war, and he introduced us to swing music in the form of Glenn Miller and Kathleen Ferrier's work. My enjoyment of her singing was passed on to my own children.
Our only album photo is of his last day! Has anyone got a younger one?
jim wishart, list manager