Geoff Castle has written in about the sudden, unexpected death on August 16th/ 17th (accounts differ) of Croydon-based pianist Richard Madgwick, the pianist of the John Miller Orchestra.
– Gail Vaughan has written an obituary / tribute on the JAZZNET WEBSITE.”A humorous, educated, intelligent human being whose passing has left a palpable hole, not just in the music industry but in the lives of all who knew him.”
– The Facebook page of the John Miller Orchestra, where h was “one of the family” also has tributes.
– He is also fondly remembered “a huge character within the club and very talented cricketer” by Locksbottom Cricket Club.
UPDATE: Richard Madgwick’s funeral will be at 3pm on Wednesday 18th September at Hither Green Crematorium, Verdant Lane, SE6 1TP.
There will also be a memorial gig on Sunday 29th September from 3.30pm at the Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, Croydon, London CR0 6BR