Jack Payne (August 22, 1899 – December 4, 1969) was a British dance music bandleader.
John Wesley Vivian Payne was born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire - the only son of a music warehouse manager. While serving in the Royal Flying Corps he played the piano in amateur dance-bands.
Payne served in the Royal Air Force during World War I, and led dance bands for the troops. In the 1920s he played in a six-piece band which became the house band at the… read more
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