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Barry Reeves


Madeline’s beloved husband Barry Reeves passed away on February 6, 2010, following a brave fight against pneumonia.

Barry had spent over a year in hospitals with injuries sustained in a fall in January 2009.


In the 1960s Barry was drummer with The Checkmates, Ferris Wheel, and Blossom Toes (pictured below), but he is more noted for his work with the James Last Orchestra, where he was both drummer & percussionist. He also played drums for Madeline.

In addition to his playing Barry co-wrote many songs with James Last.