Alfie Noakes Bio Details

Full name

Alfred Samuel Noakes





Date of birth

9 Jun 1903

Birth place

Toronto, Canada

Date of death:

27 Feb 1982

Place of death

Christchurch, Dorset, England, UK



According to his stepson John, Alfie was a trumpeter in big bands including Geraldo and Ambrose. This is confirmed by the Canadian Encyclopaedia which says he "played lead trumpet for Alfredo in the late 1920s, for Ambrose, Jack Harris, Ray Noble, Lew Stone, Jay Wilbur and others during the 1930s, and for Geraldo during the 1940s." Alfie was noted for his fine articulation and pure tone retiring from the music business in the 1950's. 
His death record records his date of birth as being the 9 June 1903, but the Canadian Encyclopaedia lists it as the 26 June.
During his playing career there was much interest in what his middle name might be. Composer Arthur Kirkby suggested it could be Sebag which Kirkby. Alfie's middle name is revealed as Samuel on his death certificate.

Alfie Noakes

Big band trumpet player
John Noakes stepfather
Alfie Noakes

Relationship History

Sallie Noakes


Feb 1947

Alfie Noakes Children

John Noakes


John Noakes

step-child with Sallie Noakes

Much loved British TV Presenter. Longest serving presenter of Blue Peter.

Alfie Noakes Family

Alfie Noakes's children:

Alfie Noakes's step-son is John Noakes

Alfie Noakes's current partners:

Alfie Noakes's wife was Sallie Noakes

Alfie Noakes's in laws:

Alfie Noakes's father in law was Alfred Hampson Alfie Noakes's mother in law was Mary Hampson