The Telegraph has an obituary for Jack Parnell, drummer in the Ted Heath Band, Musical Director at ATV, who died yesterday at his home in Southwold, having just celebrated his 87th birthday. (thanks to Cado Bell for the spot.)
UPDATE. Sukey Parnell writes
Thank you for your words about Jack. I’m Jack’s daughter-in-law. I’ve put up a book of condolence onto the web. I wonder if you would be so kind as to let people know?
You can take the man out of London….as they say. Dapper as can be and a total gent.
Nice man and a tragic loss.
RIP Big Jack
Jack Parnell was a charming and humerous man with a rich voice. I met him on many occasions in the 60s when he was doing the Sunday Night at the London Palladium shows. A great loss.