Jack Daniels turned 100 on 8th January 2011. A wonderful 100th birthday party was put together by his son and daughter-in-law Philip & Maureen Daniels. Friends and family came to pay tribute to this remarkable achievement, and to also revel in a fantastic music career spanning almost a century.
Jack’s brother Max, gave a glowing tribute to Jack, their late brother Benny (a key member of Jack Hylton’s band in the 30s) and some more information about the Daniels family during the 1900s.
Soon after my grandpa’s 100th birthday his health took a significant turn for the worst. I like to think he summoned up the energy one last time for his 100th birthday (see photos above). Jack Daniels died on 24th March 2011 as a centurion in so many ways.
The comments left by former pupils, family and others indirectly touched by his 84 years in music testify to his legacy. He is sorely missed.