A Musical Tour Of Golders Green Crematorium

Ten Musical Stars At Golders Green Crematorium


1. Marc Bolan


Stoke Newington-born glam rocker, died in a car crash at Barnes in 1977. A bench in his honour at Golders Green references his hit Ride A White Swan




2. Larry Adler


Genius of the harmonica famed for his interpretations of Debussey and the score to the movie Genevieve. Here's his take on A Foggy Day in London Town




3. Lionel Bart

Composer of Oliver! Eastender by birth rose to fame and riches and blew the lot. Read my fan letter to Lionel Bart HERE.



4. Joe Orton

Playwright murdered by his lover Kenneth Halliwell in 1967. Noted Beatles fan, he wrote a script – unused – for a Beatles movie entitled Up Against It. The Beatles' track A Day In the Life was played at his funeral…




5. Keith Moon

Legendary drummer of The Who.



6. Ronnie Scott

British jazzman extraordinaire, yet another Eastender by birth, his club is still going strong in Soho…



7. Amy Winehouse

Ashes interred at Edgebury Lane Cemetery, Edgware.




8. Bud Flanagan

East End born singer, wartime star as half of Flanagan & Allen. His last gig was singing the theme song for beloved sitcom Dad's Army, which he nailed in one take.



9. Ella Shields

Music Hall star born in Baltimore 1879. Male impersonator who made Burlington Bertie From Bow famous…



10. Jack Bruce

Scots-born bass player with Cream. Here he is back in '68 with Cream at the Royal Albert Hall…



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