born on 19/2/1949 in Crawley, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
died on 11/12/1997 in Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Simon Jeffes (Crawley, UK, 19 February 1949 11 December 1997) was an English classically trained guitarist, composer and arranger. He formed, and was the core performer of, the Penguin Cafe Orchestra. He composed the ballet Still Life at the Penguin Cafe. Jeffes died of cancer in 1997.
He is also known for assisting Sex Pistols producer Bill Price with the string arrangement for the now legendary Sid Vicious version of My Way which reached #7 on the UK singles charts as part of The Great Rock n Roll Swindle Soundtrack.
- Still Life at the Penguin Cafe
- Penguin Cafe Orchestra
- Profile at Penguin Cafe Orchestra website