Sir John Dankworth – 1927-2010February 7, 2010
Sir John Dankworth, considered to be one of the British Jazz greats along with his wife Dame Cleo Laine, died yesterday at the age of 82. I’ll admit that I wasn’t a huge follower of his work, but the snippets I saw whenever they were on TV were a rare treat. I didn’t know until today that he was responsible for both the Avengers and Tomorrow’s World TV themes. So here are a couple of YouTube clips of those tunes, which give you a small sample of his talents. Rest In Peace, man.