JGD - age 2

 Father JND at 64
Babbacombe, Devon 1956

JGD as chairman of the Jávea branch

of Conservatives Abroad

with Valery Gergiev
Dir. Mariinsky, St. Petersburg (2015)


Boris Christoff as Philip II
Salzburg 1960

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf & Christa Ludwig
Così fan tutte (Salzburg) - 1960


Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf DBE
Marschallin (Salzburg) - 1960

Wilhelmina Hardee with my
pianist friend Agustín Anievas


The Athelings - British Cadet Rifle Team
DCRA Ranges Ottawa August 1957
(JGD front left)

Dame Janet Baker CH, DBE
On the occasion of Gluck "Orfeo" recording
(for Erato) Glyndebourne 1982 


Bodeites (Charterhouse)

Maria Callas
Paris 1965

EMI Arabia (Dubai) : Arab music catalogue of 1997

Concerts Costa Blanca


Tombstone of Dr. Leonard Gillespie MD, RN
(distaff cousin & Nelson's Physician to the Fleet) at Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

Gardens & the old theatre


A tribute to Abdel Halim Hafez from his producer, long-time friend and partner/director of Soutelphan, Magdi El Amroussi as well as a short biography by Nizar Homsi (Dubai, 1996)

A kindly "tribute" (1997) from the designers to EMI Dubai featuring JGD as "Oum Koulsoum" upon whose 1926 Alexandria HMV reissues he had been working ....


My view of watching sport

One of the rarest of her programmes - and my 2nd encounter with Maria Callas at the Montréal Forum 17th October 1958


The death of EMI
(at the hands of Chairman "E-Coli" & Guy Hands !)

My friend Christopher Robbie
as Charles Darwin (Moraira 2016)


Gramophone Awards 1980 Savoy Hotel : the great Turandot, Dame Eva Turner, makes presentation of
Award for Best Choral Recording 1979 to JGD

(for Erato)

Dau. Alexandra's wedding
Pyrton, Oxfordshire
27th March 2004



Oriental Club


JGD & Lorna Ainsworth
76th birthday breakfast
Parador, Jávea 2016

JGD & Lorna Ainsworth
US Navy League
Thanksgiving Lunch
Pepe's, Alcalali 2015


JGD & Lorna Ainsworth


JGD at the
Torre del Visco

Douglas Hall - my residence
at McGill, Montréal (1958-59)

Sunbeam Alpine


Crewing a Dutch Banjer from
Bordeaux - via Sète - to Kyrenia
June 1970

Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf  : Recording supervised by John Deacon att the studios of EMI Greece 1974 (also of Britten's Young Person's  Guide to the Orchestra) both narrated in Greek by renowned actor Kostas Kastanas (link to story at front page).


Grandmother Caroline Deacon (née Pook)
& sons John Nissen & William Oliver 

+ daughters Dulcie & Hilary (c. 1919)

JGD - 1948 ready for
Southey Hall Prep School, Great Bookham


JGD & children
 Ring des Nibelungen
Bayreuth 1994

JGD & children at
youngest daughter Alexandra's wedding
Pyrton, March 2004


Son (4) & Dau. (2) with
"Putty" : Nicosia, August 1971

Pauline Rice, EMI Greece's John D, Heinz
Agronomist David Rice & Irene Deacon
Ekali Club, Athens c. 1973


A memorable event - Glyndebourne's
50th anniversary performance of
Le nozze di Figaro
28th May 1984

Our great friend US pianist
Agustín Anievas : Teulada 2004

A curiosity from my archives ... !
Beecham's Russian Season at
Drury Lane June/July 1914


Launch of EMI's 1st-ever full colour
Arab music catalogue - Athens 1977
(l to r) Yanni Primikiris, Charles & Robert Khayat,
John Deacon, Bernard Baida & Mozart Chahine

John & Irene Deacon & children
Christmas 1976
Ekali, Athens


Dinner chez Edmundo & Susie Ros
Jávea, c.1990

Grandson John (VIII), with father, at his christening
at The Old Charterhouse, March 2004


At daughter Alexandra's wedding
Pyrton, Oxfordshire 2004

Deacons at Christmas Common
Oxfordshire 1978


Penelope Keith, Janet Suzman & JGD at dinner at
Sutton Place for re-launch of the revised version
of D. H. Lawrence's film "Priest of love" - Sept.1985

Conifer Record's launch of the Lionel Blair LP for TV 1983 (spot the bimbo ?)


November 2005 : Press assignment -
Lorna & I sent on Sea Dream's re-positioning to
Miami to write about the trip
(95 passengers, 110 crew = paradise !)

EMI Greece 1977 Sales Director John Deacon
with Costas Baladis & Yannis Primikiris - the Export team


Wiener Staatsoper Jan/Feb 1962
Nine performances in 10 days !

John D & Lorna Ainsworth
at Glyndebourne


Grace Bumbry - 1982 
press reception at the Savoy, London for launch of her single "Natalie" (Macini)


Fellow Old Carthusian, Christopher Raeburn 
(Director of Opera Productions, Decca Records) 
& long standing friend of JGD at lunch in
Spain, Feb 2008

 Savoy Hotel, London 1983

l to r :  ?  Polgram ?, Jan Rubinstein (Polygram, NL) 
Ted Perry (Hyperion), Peter Russell (DG, UK), Ray Crick (RCA]
Sir Colin Davis CH CBE, Sir Michael Tippett OM CH CBE, 
Sir Charles Mackerras AC CH CBE, 
Sir David Willcocks GCB GCMG KCSI DSO 
John G. Deacon, Alison Wenham (Conifer Records)
Jeremy Elliot ( ? ), John Pattrick (EMI Records)
Pathé-Marconi EMI Studios, Boulogne-sur-Seine 1966
JD, Ria Bartok & bandleader Franck Pourcel