Sir John Dankworth – 1927-2010

February 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.



  1. “Rest In Peace Man” Here Here. Great blog by the way. I’m new to the blog scene and you were the first to comment on my blog Lol.

    • I will be the first on many I’m sure. Thanks for having a look at mine. Just dip in and out when you fancy it. I’ll certainly be looking at yours.

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