Barry De Souza

In 1969, I joined a band called The Spinning Wheel which had a residency in a pub called The Greyhound in Chadwell Heath in Essex. The drummer in the band was one Barry de Souza, who went on to become one of Britain's leading session drummers, much in demand. I recall how difficult it was to find a space in his diary for him to play on my Six Wives of Henry VIII album.

Sadly, last week, Barry lost his fight against cancer and all of us who knew him and worked with him, send our deepest sympathy to his family. He will be sorely missed by us all, and we thank the Lord that he has left many memories behind for us all as a permanent reminder as to what a great guy and wonderful musician he was.