Simon Harry Piers Jeffes (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 was the composer of the ballet Still Life at the Penguin Cafe.
He is also known for assisting Sex Pistols producer Bill Price with the string arrangement for the now-legendary[peacock term] Sid Vicious version of “My Way” which reached #7 on the UK singles charts as part of The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle soundtrack.
- Simon Jeffes at the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Profile at Penguin Cafe Orchestra website
- Obituary at The Independent
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