This website is so beautifully done! Jackie was my great uncle (Max’s grand-daughter) and I find his life to be very interesting. I only met him a few times, but he was a lovely man. I attended his 100th birthday where Phillip and Maureen gave out these beautiful books about Uncle Jack. I miss Uncle Jack very much, and wish I could have talked to him more, he was a brilliant character and talented musician.
Marvelous photos of a lost era and a truly remarkable gentleman.
Jack Daniels was my uncle
Jack Daniels is my Great Uncle
Is this Mr Daniels from streatham? If so he taught me piano from the age of 7 up until I left Tooting when I was 14! He got me to grade 3. I drove passed him in the last ten years and always wondered how he was. He was very much missed and none of my following teachers compared to Mr Jack Daniels. May he rest in perfect peace xxxx
It is the same Mr Jack Daniels, my late grandpa. He taught me the piano too (I was a dreadful pupil). He taught me from age 5 onwards for many years. I didn’t know about his life when he was younger until a few years before he died. He carried on teaching until he was 99 1/2 and people pleaded for him to carry on. I don’t think they knew how old he was. Thank you for the kind message. It means a lot to us and I miss him deeply.
Omgsh!! 99! Wow that’s amazing! He also taught my best friend- you couldn’t have been worse than her! He used to flick her with his pencil she was so bad lol. Aww I’m grateful for your reply. He was such a great man!!!
Mr Daniels as i called him was an amazing teacher. Taught me piano from the age of 8 to 18 ask the way up to grade 8. An amazing man. We lived in tooting and when we moved to surbiton my dad would pick me up from earlsfied and we would go to his house in Streatham downton avenue i think for my lesson! This is going back to late 70s to late 80s and i still talk about him now x rest in peace Mr Daniels x
Thanks so much for your lovely message. I only saw my grandpa’ on a Sunday as he taught 6 1/2 days a week. I didn’t know he held lessons at his house as he still drove to his pupils up to his retirement at 99 1/2yrs old. Incidentally I have his piano (it needs tuning). He taught me for many years but sadly I didn’t make it to grade-8. Even though we knew he had all these pupils we didn’t know much about them so were unable to get in touch regarding his memoirs. All the best Jon (his grandson)
It is so nice to read about Mr Daniels’ life. He taught me for around 6 years as a teenager and very much moved my playing to a different level. I remember his phrase, “there’s no such thing as cannot” and this seems so evident when I read the moving description of his life.
My family still live in South London and while Inmay have moved to Asia, I still play the piano today and think fondly of his instruction and his great ability to get the best out of his students.
Hi David. Thanks so much for the kind wishes. It’s been several years since he passed away but I still think of him regularly. He also tole me on many a occasion “there’s no such thing as cannot.” I certainly tested that theory many times, but in hindsight blessed with the ability to play the piano.
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Jack Daniels with tenor sax