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Jack Blaine Dailey

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JACK BLAINE DAILEY 77, of West Palm Beach, formerly of Miami, FL, Oslo, Norway, and Charleston, WV, passed away peacefully, after a long illness, on December 21, 2006, with his music and his beloved wife Jill at his side. He was particularly proud of having served his country as singer in the Marine Corps Band. Mr. Dailey was a European big band recording artist with an illustrious career in Scandinavia. He was also no stranger to television, radio, concerts, movies and theatre. He had a versatile style that allowed him to follow the trends in music from swing and jazz to rock and roll. He had a number one hit in Scandinavia with “No Beer, No Wine, No Schnapps”. He recorded four albums and numerous single records. He would hire young bands for the summer and take them around Norway to play concerts in every small town. Many a young couple danced to Jack Dailey and his bands. Among his major credits are John Brown's Body on Broadway, lead singer with Blue Baron, and opening act for the Beatles in 1963 in Stockholm (before they made it big on the Ed Sullivan Show). Jack is survived by his wife of 15 years, Jill Henner Dailey, LFD; son Ronald Blaine Dailey (Lorna) of Cary, NC; daughters Betty Jean Murray (James) of Raleigh, NC, Mona Catherine Dailey and Kim Anita Dailey Christoffersen both of Larvik, Norway; grandchildren Nicole Bergemann (Matt), Christian Dailey, Cameron Dailey, Jamie Murray, Chad Murray, Airen Blaine (Jim), Patrick Dailey Christoffersen, Pia Dailey Christoffersen, Thomas Dailey Strand, Paal Dailey Christoffersen and Caroline Dailey Strand; great-grandchildren Jimmy Murray and Sam Murray; step-mother Blanche Dailey of Clemmons, NC; uncle Arthur Lee Maloy (Loeda) of Charleston, WV; aunt Edith Hovelsen of Kolsas, Norway; and cousin Nancy Geene McIntosh Gersh (Sid) of Aventura, FL. Memorial Services will be held at 7pm Thursday, January 25, at Royal Palm Funeral Home, 5601 Greenwood Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407, 561-848-8659. www.royalpalmfuneralhome.com Friends may gather from 6pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Community Care, Inc., 800 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 101-B, West Palm Beach, F 33407. To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries
Published in The Palm Beach Post on Jan. 21, 2007
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