Canadian jazz legend Peter Appleyard has passes away at the age of 85, reports the Toronto Star.
1. Appleyard Died From Natural Causes
The 84-year-old jazz legend passed away of natural causes, according to his friend and manager John Cripton.
2. Appleyard Loved Horses
Appleyard was An avid equestrian. In his late years, he lived on a farm east of Guelph. He regularly performing in the small community’s hall.
3. He Began Playing Drums In World War Two
Became a drummer during WWII, when American Big Band music was growing in popularity in his native home of England. He got his start playing in the Boys Brigade.
4. Appleyard Shared Stages With Some Famous Music Legends
Appleyard shared the stage with a ton of famous musicians. This list includes Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, Mel Torm, and Ella Fitzgerald, to name a few.
5. He Released 22 Albums In His Music Career
He released 22 albums in his life. The latest, titled “Sophisticated Ladies,” was released last June. It featured collaborations with young Canadian female singers Jill Barber, Emilie-Claire Barlow and Elizabeth Shepherd.