Jazz musician and performer of ‘The Pink Panther’ theme tune Tony Coe, from Canterbury, dies

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By mchesson@thekmgroup.co.uk (Max Chesson) A legendary jazz musician who helped compose the original theme song from The Pink Panther has died at the age of 88. Tony Coe, who lived in the St Stephen’s area of Canterbury, was part of the team that performed the 1963 tune for the film, playing the tenor saxophone. Tony also contributed to the soundtracks of various others films, such as 1995 hit Leaving Las Vegas, the Christopher Reeve Superman sequel Superman II and 1982 Academy Award-winning comedy Victor/Victoria. His clarinet skills appeared on the 1982 Paul McCartney song I’ll Give You A Ri…

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