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24 June 2010


this is truly a nice man he would always put others first and nothing was ever to much for wayne.he always wanted to see others happy.i can truly tell you wayne was not just a kind and happy man on stage but was always like that at home.its those like greg that remember wayne that will keep his memory alive.god bless you my darling brother wayne and sister inlaw jackie rip.x

Thank you, Dawn.

I have to say that wayne and jackies images live on in their children and every day is a constant reminder of their presence.They are missed terribly and would be so proud of their childrens acheivements. Thank you for remembering them xx

Lorna, that is so wonderful to hear. Bless you all.


thank you it means so much to us .bless you all. waynes mum

Wayne remains a much loved and missed member of the Rapiers. Who can forget the incredible tribute concert to him in Potters Bar when his brother performed? The 'one night only' reunion of Jet Black and the haunting vocals of Johnny Leyton to name a few highlights. Then to top it off his beautiful children came onto the stage and truly showed us why we were all there. I don't think there was a dry eye or a non-clapping hand in the house. They were so brave to be there and I'm sure their mum and dad would have been as proud as punch of them. I'm glad to to hear that they are doing well after such a tragedy. RIP Wayne and Jackie. Your memory and legacy will be eternal. From just a normal fan of the Rapiers and Jet Black.

Natalie, I was there. Instead of being a sad occasion, it turned out to be an uplifting one. Seeing Jet Black reunite. Seeing Wayne's children. Seeing the original Rapiers reunite. Feeling so much love in the room. Thanks for reminding us!

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Rapiers Favourites

  • Ace Cafe London
    Great English fry-ups on the North Circular, real Rapiersland.
  • Ace Records
    Re-issuers of "1961", originally issued in 1987.
  • Amersham Rock 'n' Roll Club
    See the stars up close and personal at this Buckinghamshire hot spot.
  • Fury Records
    The rock 'n' roll specialty label behind most of The Rapiers' recordings.
  • Joe Meek Society
    Delve into the life and times of Britain's 1st independent record producer.
  • Joe Meek Yahoo! Group
    Ongoing discussion of Meekdom news and happenings.
  • John Leyton
    "Johnny Remember Me", "Wild Wild" and "Son This Is She" are his hits, spectacularly rendered by The Rapiers.
  • Kaisers
    Musical kin to The Rapiers, pride of Scotland, Beatmeisters first class.
  • Liam Watson
    White Coat proprietor of Toe Rag Studios, our lads' preferred recording studio.
  • Mike Berry
    Another original from the Joe Meek stable of stars.
  • My Generation Yahoo! Group
    Focusing on '60s BritPop stars like The Searchers.
  • Official Monster Raving Loony Party
    Founded by Screaming Lord Sutch, OMRLP offers voters sense and sensibility at each by-election.
  • Palm Door Films
    LA-based documentarians behind "A Life in the Death of Joe Meek".
  • Pipeline Magazine
    The instrumental rock review also sponsors an annual Easter convention.
  • Shadow Music
    Ground Zero for all things Shadows: music, comment, clubs and more.
  • Telstar The Movie
    The Rapiers make bit cameos in director Nick Moran's 2009 biopic of the rise and fall of producer Joe Meek.
  • YouTube
    Saving you the trouble of keying in "Rapiers".


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