19 November 1941 – 27 January 1984

Mike was a very popular musician and bandleader who grew up in Gladstone Road, Bellevue, Bulawayo, and was educated at Gifford Tech.  He started is first band, the Flame Lilies, in 1955 and went on, for the next 25 years, to provide much-in-demand music for functions throughout Bulawayo and further afield.  The diversity of his bands was very popular with party and function-goers and, as a result, their services were always in demand.  Mike and his family moved to South Africa in 1980 where he died of cancer in 1984 at the young age of 42.

(With thanks to Mike’s widow, Christine, for the information).