Harry Klein

Harold "Harry" Klein (25 December 1928 in Bethnal Green, London – 30 June 2010)[1] was an English jazz saxophonist. As a session musician, he played on recordings by the Beatles.

Early in his career, Klein played with Nat Gonella in the late 1940s. He then played with Bill Le Sage and Kenny Baker before going on tour with Stan Kenton in 1956. Klein also worked with Stan Tracey for several years in the 1950s and 1960s. He also recorded with Tubby Hayes, Sammy Davis, Jr., Victor Feldman, Dudley Moore, and Champion Jack Dupree.

In the 1960s and 1970s Klein began working as a studio musician for English pop and rock bands. Klein played on the Beatles' 1968 self-titled double album (also known as the "White Album"), on the songs "Honey Pie" (clarinet) and "Savoy Truffle" (saxophone). He was also one of the four saxophonists (along with Ronnie Scott) who played on "Lady Madonna". Other credits include playing on records by Caravan.

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With Sammy Davis Jr


  1. ^ Vacher, Peter (4 August 2010). "Harry Klein obituary". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 11 December 2018.

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