Grantham has lost two musicians who make their mark on the town’s lively music scene in the 1960s.
Mick ‘Pedlar’ Palmer was lead guitarist with a number of local groups, including Triangle, The Donnas and The Atmonics.
His funeral service will be at Grantham Crematorium at 1pm on Monday 2nd October
Best known as his alter ego Ricky Elvin, John Murphy (aka Rumfitt) he cut his first disc, Singing the Blues, at a penny-in-the slot recorder in America, while serving as a bellboy on the Queen Mary.
He sent a copy to ‘Uncle’ Harry Sanders, manager at the Granada, who played it to the audience on Sunday evening to rapturous applause.
He joined local group The Pontiacs as a singer and went with them on a European tour of American airbases.
After the group disbanded, he became resident singer at the Peacock, Redmile for a number of years.
His funeral service will be at Grantham Crematorium at 2pm on Monday, October 9