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Parents pay tribute to drummer son

THE parents of a borough drummer – who died in a recent motorcycle crash – have paid a heartfelt tribute to their son.

THE parents of a borough drummer – who died in a recent motorcycle crash – have paid a heartfelt tribute to their son.

Last week we reported that Chris Dagley, aged 39, had been killed in an accident on the A40.

Mum Molly and dad David, who still live in Dorridge, where Chris grew up, said that their son had been passionate about music from an early age.

“He was incredibly talented and became involved in MYJO when he was just 10-years old,” said Molly.

“When he went to Arden School he had some great teachers who helped inspire him, and he became a member of the Arden Marching Band.”

Molly, who has played in a band herself, said that Chris also enjoyed sports, but he had his heart set on being a musician.

Over the years he played with the likes of Marti Pellow, Gary Barlow, Ben Castle, and Paul McCartney.

“There were so many people who he worked with during his career,” said Molly. “He also did an awful lot with the BBC Big Band.”

Away from music, she described him as “a man with a young family that meant everything to him.”

Chris leaves behind his partner Jan and three young children. Molly said that benefit gigs would be organised over the months to come. Family and friends were due to pay their last respects to Chris at a funeral this week.

 

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