Dennis King, who played mainly tenor sax for The JB7, sadly died from leukemia at the youngish age of 54. According to Les Reed, who has also now passed away, Dennis was a particularly brilliant sight-reader. It's a pity so little of The John Barry Seven's TV appearances have survived.
Picture shows (l-r) Jimmy Stead, John Barry, Dennis King, Dougie Wright, Mike Peters, Vic Flick, and Keith Kelly - The John Barry Seven.
NB Keith Kelly was later replaced by Les Reed. Transcript from original photo - The John Barry Seven, a group formed tow years ago by twenty-four year old, six foot tall, York born John Barry, who have been lined up by Drumbeat, the new teenage 'beat' show on BBC Tv on Saturdays at 6.30pm. The Seven - all bachelors - have developed an individual and distinctive type of music whilch has put them at the top in television, records, films and on the stage.
I wonder what is meant by "transmission date" as mentioned above? Clearly Drumbeat wasn't broadcast or recorded on 24th March -- perhaps it was the date the photo was taken?
As others have said, the Denis King of the King Brothers (Standing on the Corner, etc.) was the composer of the TV themes. I recall an interview ( must have been no later than 1978) with successful American lyricist, Sammy Cahn, who referred to King as his collaborator on the theme for the "Two's Company" sitcom. To my mind, it's one of the catchiest and wittiest sitcom themes ever written.