Sunday, February 07, 2010

Sir John Dankworth : A Musical Tribute

Sir John (Johnny) Dankworth the jazz saxophonist and clarinetist who was the husband of Dame Cleo Lane has died yesterday aged 82. She announced his death at a concert she was giving last night with their children in a classic case of the show must go on.

Here are some theme tunes of shows or films you may remember and have loved which had the Dankworth touch in their titles down the years.

Tomorrow's World

The Avengers original theme from 1961-4, not the later more commonly recognised one.

Modesty Blaise

He also collaborated with some of the current stars here is Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy with Dankworth from the Gangster Number One soundtrack.

Sir John Phillip William Dankworth 1927-2010

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