As regards Lowry's collaboration with Donald Thorne, Thorne was also a Granada man. Pianist in the Staritas' Piccadilly Revels Band and the Jack Hylton Orchestra in the late 1920s, he turned his hand to the theatre organs and became a very well known broadcaster. Many organists wrote their own music (there was a market for light music plus you got broadcasting fees on it!) and Thorne was no exception. Tony Lowry's piece 'Doreen' is well known in the theatre organ world as signature tune for Doreen Chadwick, another Granada organist.
Rather sketchy, I'm afraid, but it might help to fill an informational gap!
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