Born Thomas Garlick Hopkinson the initials PC came from the fact that he was a police constable. Originally from the Newcastle / Gateshead area he moved to West Yorkshire in the 1920s. He was National Mouth Organ Champion in 1929 – the prize-was the first harmonica in Britain – and he made two recordings with Columbia. Information courtesy of the musician’s grandson Steve Hopkinson.
The march is his own composition. From 78 rpm disk Columbia 5319 A8480.
Thomas Garlick Hopkinson, a Police Constable by profession (hence the initials P.C.), recorded this tune, his own composition, in London, back in January 1929. Released as Columbia 5319, it features a C major harmonica and a harmonic minor harmonica in Am, although the recording plays slightly sharp.
From 78 rpm disk Columbia 5410 78.
From 78 rpm disk Columbia 5410 (A8479).