Peter Skellern Dies Aged 69

Peter Skellern, famous amongst brass band enthusiasts for using Grimethorpe Colliery Band and others in a number of his songs throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s has died following a battle with brain cancer.

His most popular song, ‘You’re A Lady’ featured the backing of a brass band and reached number 3 in the UK charts back in 1972.

Grimethorpe Colliery also featured in his smaller hit, ‘Love Is The Sweetest Thing’. Peter Skellern went on to achieve a number of accolades within music and in 2016, was ordained as both a deacon and priest.




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