Music at Ronnie Biggs’ Funeral

Ron entered the chapel at Golders Green Crematorium with the London Dixieland Jazz Band playing Just a Closer Walk with Thee. The congregation sung Abide with Me, while a favourite of Ron’s, Bunny Berigan’s I Can’t Get Started, was played during the service.

Members of Alabama 3, including Nick Reynolds, performed the Seekers The Carnival is Over. Luiz Bonfá’s Manhã de Carnaval, from Black Orpheus was also played. Ron then departed to David Rose’s The Stripper and the London Dixieland Jazz Band playing Arthur Kent’s Bring Me Sunshine.

Music played while the guests awaited Ron’s arrival included: Midnight Cowboy, John Barry; Oblivion, Astor Piazzolla; Gnattali: Remexendo, Camerata Brazil; Misty, Erroll Garner; Smile, Madeleine Peyroux; The Good Life, Tony Bennett; I’ll Never Find Another You, The Seekers; Girl From Ipanema, Astrud and Joao Gilberto; Insensatez, Antonio Carlos Jobim; Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong; It Ain’t Necessarily So, Oscar Peterson; Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye, Ella Fitzgerald; Ela é Carioca. João Gilberto; Chega De Saudade, João Gilberto; Air On A G String, Jacques Loussier; Solace, Marvin Hamlisch; Bachianas Brasileiras No 5, Heitor Villa Lobos; Round About Midnight, Bill Evans; Luíza, Raphael Rabello; Tristeza, Separacion, Astor Piazzolla; Corcovado, Antonio Carlos Jobim; Blowin’ In The Wind, Bob Dylan; Best Is Yet To Come, Frank Sinatra; and Unforgettable, Nat King Cole.