History

Ronnie loved to write, not just music, but words as well. In a collaboration with long-standing friend Owen Brannigan, he rewrote the words and created music for the song Who Killed Cock Robin? They had a lot of fun recording the song which can be heard here, but as far as can be ascertained, it was never published._ Click here to listen .

OwenOwen Brannigan OBE (1908–1973) was a famous English bass, known in opera for buffo roles and in concert for a wide range of solo parts in music ranging from Henry Purcell to Michael Tippett. He is best remembered for his roles in Mozart and Britten operas and for his recordings of roles in Britten, Offenbach and Gilbert and Sullivan operas, as well as recordings of English folk songs. His bust (right) stands outside Newcastle University.