We are sad to announce the passing of David Ades to whom we gave our first Good Music Award in last winter’s issue. David ran the Robert Farnon Society for many years and edited Journal into Melody ( JIM), a wonderful magazine. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of light music and it is no exaggeration to say he was one of a tiny group of people who rescued the genre from oblivion. He was a professional adviser to several record companies and was personally responsible for a vast array of light music CDs. His legacy is huge and we are pleased to have worked closely with him.