Tony Carter RIP
After Trevor Carlisle left, Tony Carter joined the Panama Jazz Band: a great drummer and listener and a thoroughly nice chap. He was self-taught and played with many local bands including The Bags Watmough Band in the early 60s and The Merseys. He turned pro in 1965, completing a 7 month tour of American military bases in Spain and Morocco. On his return he established himself as house musician on the night club cabaret circuit in Liverpool, going on to play theatres, cruises and summer seasons. Sadly, ill health forced him to leave the band in 2011.
From 60 YEARS OF THE ORIGINAL PANAMA JAZZ BAND 1954-2014 - By Jon Critchley
Very sad to announce the passing of Tony Carter. Although ill health during the past few years has prevented Tony playing, he will be remembered as a most enthusiastic and competent drummer in many local bands on the Wirral.
His funeral will be held at 11am on Friday 14th September at the Landican Crematorium Arrowe Park Rd Woodchurch Wirral CH49 5LW
Morris Jones (Jazz Rag)
Very sorry to hear about Tony. He was a superb musician & a lovely guy,