The Jack Hylton Music Rooms

The Jack Hylton Music Rooms were named after the famous entertainer Jack Hylton, who died in February 1965, just as the University was being created at Bailrigg.

In 1965, the Lancaster Guardian announced that a number of famous stars from the world of entertainment were gathering together in London’s West End to perform a glittering show in Hylton’s honour called “The Stars Shine for Jack.” Stars at the event included Morecambe and Wise, Jimmy Tarbuck and The Crazy Gang. The show became a fundraising event in order to raise money for the construction of what would become the Jack Hylton Music Rooms. It was hoped that through the building of the rooms, Lancaster would become the music centre of the North West.

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