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Popular British dance band leader, trained as a classical violinist. He began his career as a sideman with the orchestras of Billy Cotton and Ambrose. Lipton organised his own band after 1931, based at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London (resident there until 1967). The band made prolific recordings (primarily for Decca and Columbia) and regularly broadcast for BBC radio from 1933.