(Dave) Henry Harris was
born in Cornwall (Port Isaac) on September 19th, 1949
and died suddenly on July 24th, 1993 whilst working
in Norway. He and I had great times in each others company
and more often than not under the influence of great
music and good beer. The sad irony is that not realizing
his fate, Dave and I parted company for the last time
outside a Cornish Pub in 1992.
He played Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet and was composer
Rich (Dickie) Valentine
on the image below will take you to a small but non the less important
gallery of "happiness". Dave married later in life and
although his and Diana's life together was cut tragically short
they shared much joy. We ALL must grasp what is here and NOW while
we have it before us.
David Henry Harris
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after Dave's passing I sought to create a tribute to him using
the theme of music which was so much a necessary part of his
life. After spending many weeks creating my beloved "clarinet",
I had it framed along with dedicatory words and presented it
to the School of Music at that time still in Deal. This
tribute (a cross-stitch) was given to the school and I have
not laid eyes upon it since. Have you?