Jack Alexander of the Alexander Brothers duo has died at the age of 77


04 November 2013
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Jack Alexander of the Alexander Brothers folk music duo has died following a battle with ill health. ...
Jack Alexander of the Alexander Brothers duo has died at the age of 77 Images
Jack Alexander of the Alexander Brothers folk music duo has died following a battle with ill health. The Lanarkshire-born brothers, Jack and Tom, began their professional music careers in 1958, with their stage debut at the Webster Theatre in Arbroath. For years, they worked as painters and decorators by day and took to the stage in the evenings. 

Their 1964 single 'Nobody's Child' outsold The Beatles in Scotland and they went on to release many hits, including 'The Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen', Two Highland Lads' and 'These are my Mountains'.



The brothers toured the world with their act, Jack playing the piano and Tom on the accordion. They were each awarded a MBE for services to entertainment in 2005 and were praised for their charity work, which included playing concerts in hospitals and charitable institutions.

Jack Alexander died surrounded by his family at the Ayrshire Hospice on 2 November 2013, following a stroke.

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