Mr MJ Gross-Niklaus
The funeral took place on 18th July of Mr Michael John Gross-Niklaus (“Big Mike”) who died at home on 18th June.
Mr Gross-Niklaus was born in London to an Italian mother and half German Swiss father. After his father came back from the war, and a divorce, Mr Gross-Niklaus lived with his mother and her new husband. He was sent to prep school and Marlborough College; it was there that he had to persuade his mother to pay for music lessons, so he didn’t get into trouble for playing boogie on the school piano.
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