Death of Jack Parnell

August 6, 1923 - August 8, 2010
Southwold, England | Age 87

'Muppet Show' bandleader dies at 87
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LONDON (AP) — British jazz drummer Jack Parnell, who served as bandleader on "The Muppet Show," has died aged 87, his family said Monday.

The family said Parnell died at his home in Southwold, eastern England, on Sunday following a yearlong battle with cancer.

Parnell was born in 1923, the son of a showbiz family — his father was a music hall performer and his uncle ran a string of theaters — and began drumming professionally as a teenager. During...

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