In memory of Jon Derek (1941-2011)
Probably the hottest singing property that Britain has ever produced in country music
'Gone but not forgotten'
JON DEREK was one of British country music's pioneers and best known individuals who sadly passed away in October 2011.
Diagnosed with lung cancer just months before, he failed to recover from an operation to remove a tumour on one of his lungs.
From the moment the news broke of my father's passing, I was totally overwhelmed by the amount of tributes that poured in from a number of friends, fans and associates all over the world. It soon became apparent just how greatly admired, loved and respected he was.
I've put this website together in memory of my dad and to share with you all an illustrious career that spanned six decades - one in which influenced so many other artists along the way and also shaped the future of British Country Music.
I hope you enjoy browsing the pages - I will endeavour to keep it regularly updated, so keep checking in for the latest.
JON DEREK (Left) 'An impromptu performance' with George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Marty Robbins, George Richey, Vern Gosdin and members of Joe Sun's band at the 'Pre-Wembley Country Music Festival Banquet' in 1981 held at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London