Iain Turner - Orwell 63 to 70: "I live next door to a young family that has a piano and the kids are learning to play it, so at odd moments I'm treated to muffled off-key 'Chopsticks' and the like. This reminds me of my time in Orwell, with the piano in the dining- room. The muffled tinkling drifting up the stairs was very much a part of our lives there. Mostly the 'tunes' were pretty awful - until 'Rudi' used to come across from Berners to practice. I am referring to Jean-Alain Roussel, who has proved to be one of our most successful Old Boys, but rarely gets a mention. As a musician, composer and producer he has worked with a huge range of musical greats over the years. His discography is quite amazing.
"Barry Salmon was the music teacher at the time, but I would guess that Jean came to WHS a fully-fledged music prodigy. He was in the year above me and as I said, he would come over to our dining-room in Orwell and play just about anything off the top of his head, even as a 2nd former when I first met him. He took up the cello later and became highly proficient at that instrument within a very short time."
Louis Parperis - Orwell 63 to 70: "He wrote the organ part for 'No Woman No Cry', but even that was nothing compared to the foot stub he made while taking a failed conversion for the All Stars one Saturday morning when we were waiting for Bullard to take the 1st XV to an away game. Even more memorable was the way that the stretcher party, which included Graeme Alexander, the shortest and smallest 6th former, dropped Rudi three or four times on their uncertain way to Sick Bay."