Jackie Lomax has died aged 69 during a trip to a family wedding in the UK.
Lomax started out as a member of the Undertakers, a Merseybeat group who followed The Beatles to Hamburg and released four singles on Pye, only one of which – “Just A Little Bit” – made the charts.
Lomax’ next band, The Lomax Alliance, were managed by Brian Epstein; after Epstein’s death, he signed to Apple Records.
His first single for Apple was the George Harrison-penned “Sour Milk Sea”; his 1969 solo album, Is This What You Want?, was produced by Harrison and featured contributions by Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, although the record failed commercially.
Lomax remained an active musician, although his last album for a major label was Did You Ever Have That Feeling? in 1977.
In 1978, Lomax relocated to America, where he played in touring bands including the Drifters and the Coasters. In 2001, he recorded his first solo album in 24 years, The Ballad Of Liverpool Slim. He returned to play live in Liverpool every August Bank Holiday.