Lythgoe passed away at age 79 on September 4th. He was known as Britain's answer to Liberace, a taste-maker in the 60's, host of several popular radio and television shows.
And then "..in 1976, he abandoned most performance and moved to Cleveland to become director of a children's school offering lessons and music therapy to the underprivileged. Ten years later, he moved to New York and spent the last two decades of his life directing a charity that brought classical music performances to AIDS hospices, homeless shelters, retirement homes, and schools in low-income neighborhoods."
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