Johnny Parker

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Birthday
6, 1929
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 11, 2010 (80)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
6, 1929
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 11, 2010 (80)

About

Jazz artist who had a long association with Kenny Ball's Jazzmen beginning in 1969 and lasting until 1978.

Before Fame

He worked as a paperboy in order to afford records by pianists Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons.

Trivia

He was the pianist on trumpeter Humphrey Lyttleton's hit record Bad Penny Blues from 1956.

Family Life

His second wife, South African singer Peggy Phango, was first cousin to singer and civil rights activist Miriam Makeba.

Associated With

His piano riff on Lyttleton's 1956 hit may have inspired Paul McCartney's piano playing on Lady Madonna from 1968.