Longtime Jo Jo Zep bass player John Power has passed away following suspected heart failure - Noise11.com
John Power of Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons

John Power of Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons

Longtime Jo Jo Zep bass player John Power has passed away following suspected heart failure

by Paul Cashmere on November 30, 2018

in News

John Power, a longtime member of Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, has died from suspected heart failure.

The bass player legend died at Wellington Hospital in New South Wales earlier today.

John was the bass player for Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons from 1975-1982, 1984, 2001, 2003-2004 and 2011 through to the most recent shows.

Power hooked up with Joe Camilleri after a stint in the Foreday Riders to form Jo Jo Zep and the Little Helpers who quickly became Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons in 1975.

In a statement on Facebook Joe Camilleri said:

My dear pal…is glory bound today

Loved his company his wit and musicality…walked into each other’s lives not too much was said. John played bass and could sing in that world…he was the business.

I can hear him now…it’s 1976..singing Just To be With You…as all who knew him…I will raise a glass and play The Shape I’m In like we used to…with vigour and who’s up who and who’s paying the rent…my dear pal Johnny

Joe Camilleri

In 1985 Power formed The Hippos in Sydney with Les Karski who had migrated to Australia from the UK after his hits with Supercharge (You Got To Get Up and Dance). The Hippos had a minor hit with ‘Dark Age’ in 1988.

A wake for John Power is being planned to take place at Balmain in Sydney soon.

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