John Rostill: Age 31 | Cause Of Death: ELECTROCUTED

The Shadows

(John Henry Rostill, b. 16 June 1942, Kings Norton, Birmingham, England,  d. 26 Nov 1973)

John joined the shadows in November 1963 as replacement for Brian Locking. Staying with them until the break up in December 1968, and being part of the ´re-formed Shadows` in 1969/70 makes him the longest serving bass playing member of the Shadows.  Tragically, John didn’t live to see the enormous success of his songs. On November 26th 1973, Bruce called at his house to work on some songs. When He and John’s wife Margaret gained access to the studio, they found that John had been electrocuted.