Tony Osbourne, the well known arranger and composer, whose orchestra featured many times on
some of Russ Conway’s most popular recordings, died on 1st March 2009 aged 86 in Sydney,
Australia, where he had lived for many years. Follow the link below to read more of Tony’s varied and
interesting musical career: www.rfsoc.org.uk/tosborne.shtml
Three of Russ Conway’s most popular hits are amongst the latest CD release from Jon England.
We regret to announce the death of Joan Regan, the popular fifties singer, who died aged 85 on September 12th 2013.
Joan shot to stardom in 1953 with her Decca Records release of Teresa Brewer’s
hit song “Ricochet” and she continued recording and performing in theatres until
just a few years ago. A young Trevor “Terry” Stanford accompanied Joan on the
piano before finding fame as Russ Conway, and the pair remained life long friends,
appearing together often until Russ’s last show in September 2000.
Joan talks fondly of Russ in an exclusive interview by Mike Thomson, and will
remain on this website as a lasting tribute to both Russ and Joan..
Above: A group photo of some members of the society’s first open day in 2003.
Courtesy of Mike Thomson.