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Peter "Pete" Stephen George King (23 August 1929; Bow, London ā€“ 21 December 2009) was a British jazz tenor saxophonist. He was the manager of London's famous jazz club, Ronnie Scott's, for almost 50 years.

After serving in the second world war, King returned to London and took tenor sax and clarinet lessons. His first professional work was with Jiver Hutchinson in 1947, before going on to join the bands of Kenny Graham, Teddy Foster and Leon Roy.

In 1948, he was first tenor in George Evans' Saxes ā€˜nā€™ Sevens with Tony Arnopp, Kenny Clare and Les Evans.

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