Ian Rose

Photograph supplied by Ian's daughter Jane

14/07/17 -

Drummer Ian Rose died last night [13thJuly] Our dear old friend had suffered from Parkinson disease for many years but never complained. Ian still ran his own band the Canal Street Stompers and he never missed a beat, a brilliant drummer. Last month Ian fell and broke his hip and was still recovering in hospital. Funeral details expected at the end of the month.

We send deepest sympathy to Ann and her three daughters.

Derek and Trish Galloway

14/07/17 -

Dreadfully sorry to hear this. I used to work with Ian a lot during the 1970s & 80s,


Laurie Cooper

15/07/17 -

Ian Rose, lovely memories of my youth in Manchester. Bless.

Sheila Collier

16/07/17 -

What a shame but probable also a release, but sadly, Derek & Trish,  you have still lost a friend.

My condolences to all

Brian Woods

16/07/17 -

How sad to hear about Ian Rose. I played with him on the odd parade job before I left the UK for warmer climes and didn't see him much otherwise but he always greeted me as if we were old friends when I turned up at any of his gigs; and it was always, without any prompting, "fancy a knock?".

Graham Martindale

18/07/17 -

I too saddened to hear about Ian Rose. Although haven't seen much of him for the past fifty years or so, I do remember his drumming and the fact that he was a travel agent in those days, like me.
Commiserations to his family.

Fraser McCombe


Very sad to hear about Ian Rose. I have many happy memories of him both as a drummer and a friend with a great sense of fun. I think some will be interested in this historic photograph from the Manchester Sports Guild 1966.  It was the last time George appeared in Britain. He died the following year.

Dave Donohoe


This historic photograph supplied by Dave Donohoe, was taken at the Manchester Sports Guild 1966 . Left to right - Ian Rose, George Lewis, Ged Hone, Mike Longdon and Dave Donohoe. His daughter Jane said, "The photo on the page is one Dad had hanging on the wall at home as he was proud to have played with George Lewis and "Hold my hand precious lord" by George Lewis was played as the curtains closed at the Crematorium.

20/07/17 -

The funeral of drummer Ian Rose will take place on Wednesday 26th July 2017 at 10 oíclock in the Rowan Chapel at Stockport Crematorium, SK2 6LS.  Afterwards you are invited to join the family at The Heatons Sports Club, Green Lane Heaton Moor SK4 2NF.

Donations in Ianís memory please to Parkinsons Disease Society.

On Wednesday evening Ianís band, The Canal Street Stompers, will play as usual at The Railway Chapel Road Sale as a celebration of his life.

Derek and Trish Galloway

27/07/17 -

Thank you to everyone who came to Dad's funeral and especially to Derek Galloway and his fellow band members who played through the rain. Mum, my sisters and I have also appreciated all the messages, cards and flowers we have received over the last few weeks". -

Jane Heese.


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