Bernard Stanley "Acker" Bilk is a English-born clarinetist and composer who had several instrumental hits in the early 1960s as "Mr. Acker Bilk." His best known pop songs include the instrumental hit "Stranger On The Shore" (1962). He also recorded as "Mr. Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazz Band" for "Summer Set" (1960) and "The Harem" (1964).
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Mr. Acker Bilk
- Stranger On The Shore 1962
(This instrumental hit topped both the Adult Contemporary and Pop/Rock charts in 1962. Both Andy Williams and the Drifters also had hits that same year with sung versions of this song.)
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