The Alexander Brothers

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The Alexander Brothers
Alexander Brothers in 1990s.jpg
The Alexander Brothers on tour in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, in the 1990s
Background information
GenresFolk music, country and western
Years active1950–2012
LabelsPye Records
MembersTom Alexander
Jack Alexander

The Alexander Brothers were an easy-listening folk-music duo from Scotland, who had been performing since they began in the 1950s. They retired in 2012.

The band was made up of brothers: Tom Alexander (1934–2020) and Jack Alexander (1935–2013). They were born in Thrashbush Avenue Cambusnethan, near Wishaw, Scotland.

Their biggest hit single was "Nobody's Child" in 1964. It sold more copies in Scotland that year than did recordings by The Beatles.[1] Their other hits include "These Are My Mountains", "The Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen", "Bonnie Wee Jeannie McColl", and "Two Highland Lads".

On 2 November 2013, Jack Alexander died aged 77.[2] On 10 January 2020, the death of Tom Alexander was announced. He was 85.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Scots entertainers awarded MBEs". BBC News. 2004-12-31.
  2. "BBC News - Jack Alexander of The Alexander Brothers dies aged 77". 2008-07-29. Retrieved 2013-11-04.
  3. Crae, Ross. "Tributes paid to legendary Alexander Brothers entertainer Tom Alexander". Retrieved 10 January 2020.