Concert in memory of Norfolk musician

Emma KnightsMusicians from across the county will be gathering near Fakenham next Sunday to perform in a special concert in memory of a Norfolk drummer . Dave Lemon, a member of the group The Foot Tappers which plays music from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, was just 51 when he died from pneumonia on August 9 this year.Emma Knights

Musicians from across the county will be gathering near Fakenham next Sunday to perform in a special concert in memory of a Norfolk drummer .

Dave Lemon, a member of the group The Foot Tappers which plays music from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, was just 51 when he died from pneumonia on August 9 this year.

He was a popular character in the county's music scene and so his brother-in-law Alan Cannell decided to organise a gig in tribute to him.

The event is on Sunday, November 8 from 2pm until the early evening at the Green Park Centre, Wicken Green Village, near Fakenham.

Thirteen acts have volunteered to perform at the concert including Mr Lemon's own group, The Foot Tappers, glam rock band Hi Definition, country band Terry Edwards and Boomerang, and Winston the Singing Farmer.

Sixty-four-year-old Mr Cannell, from Dereham and who will perform at the concert with his rock'n'roll group Shake, Rattle and Roll, said: 'It just proves how popular Dave was that all of these musicians and entertainers want to get involved in this gig.

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'Dave was a big man with a big heart and you couldn't have a better tribute for him.'

Mr Lemon's wife Jenny, 56, plans to be at the concert which she said will be a very emotional day for her.

She said: 'Dave was one in a million, my soul mate. He lived for his family and his music. He would be overwhelmed by this concert.'

Mr Lemon, who lived in North Walsham, also leaves behind two sons and two daughters, four step-children and eight grandchildren.

Mr Lemon had diabetes and at the gig there will be a raffle in aid of Diabetes UK. Money will also be raised at the event to help Mr Lemon's wife.

Tickets for the gig cost �7 in advance or �8 on the door. For more information or to book tickets visit www.foottappers.co.uk/Dave