Oct. 10, 1962 - The Sit-Down Band Conductor's Triumph: A sick man left his bed on Saturday to help 25 men win the ''Daily Herald'' Brass Band championship. Mr. Alex Mortimer, 57-year-old musical director of CWS Manchester, had not recovered from a bronchial attack, and he disobeyed doctor's orders --- sitting on a stool in the Royal Albert Hall, London, he conducted the band to victory, with Verdi's Force of Destiny overture. Later he returned to conduct them in a performance broadcast on the BBC Light Programme. Then he went back to bed. Photo shows Mr Alex Mortimer conducts from a stool.

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Oct. 10, 1962 - The Sit-Down Band Conductor's Triumph: A sick man left his bed on Saturday to help 25 men win the ''Daily Herald'' Brass Band championship. Mr. Alex Mortimer, 57-year-old musical director of CWS Manchester, had not recovered from a bronchial attack, and he disobeyed doctor's orders --- sitting on a stool in the Royal Albert Hall, London, he conducted the band to victory, with Verdi's Force of Destiny overture. Later he returned to conduct them in a performance broadcast on the BBC Light Programme. Then he went back to bed. Photo shows Mr Alex Mortimer conducts from a stool.
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Oct. 10, 1962 - The Sit-Down Band Conductor's Triumph: A sick man left his bed on Saturday to help 25 men win the ''Daily Herald'' Brass Band championship. Mr. Alex Mortimer, 57-year-old musical director of CWS Manchester, had not recovered from a bronchial attack, and he disobeyed doctor's orders --- sitting on a stool in the Royal Albert Hall, London, he conducted the band to victory, with Verdi's Force of Destiny overture. Later he returned to conduct them in a performance broadcast on the BBC Light Programme. Then he went back to bed. Photo shows Mr Alex Mortimer conducts from a stool. (Credit Image: Keystone Pictures USA/ZUMAPRESS)