The family of a popular Dundee musician have led tributes to the talented guitarist following his death at the age of 72.
Kenny Day died last weekend having spent the last years of his life living with dementia.
A well-known figure on the Dundee music scene, Kenny, from Lochee, played in bands such as The Bad Pennies, Ringer and Sanjo during the 1980s and 90s.
His touring career took him across Scotland and the world where he performed in Germany and New York.
Kenny’s son, Kenneth Day Jr, said: “It didn’t matter what it was – everything was a joke to my dad.
“I remember his car broke down one night in Germany and he managed to fix the fan belt with women’s tights which were in the car.
“A few months later he was still driving around with the tights connected to the fan belt.
“He liked the women too. He had all the ladies around him. Even in the care home, he was a charmer.”
His daughter, Jackie, 49, from Fintry, said: “I want people to know how talented he was – music was his life.
“He first started out at about age four when he sang on stage with his sister Wilma but he first picked up a guitar at age 15 and I’m not sure if he stole his older brother’s guitar.”
Jackie said her father had a wide taste in music, although The Beatles were his favourite and his band Ringer would often cover songs by the Fab Four.
Kenneth, 34, from Menzieshill, said he was inspired to take up guitar by his father.
He said: “He would always ask me, ‘which Beatles song are we going to learn this week?’
“I play in a band now and took it from my dad. People know my dad – after I put it on Facebook I’ve just had loads of comments with people saying that my dad was like a mentor to them.
“Some musicians have been in touch to say my dad taught them how to play.”
Kenny’s elder sister, Phyllis Duffin, 82, from Craigiebank, said his talents went beyond his musical knowledge, adding: “He had learnt six languages from French, Spanish, Urdu to Polish. He was very talented but had no common sense.
“He loved going to Campbeltown in the west of Scotland to visit his cousins. I remember phoning through at one point and his cousin telling me he had been chasing their car in a Wombles suit!”
Kenny, who was the youngest of four siblings, was diagnosed with dementia in his early 60s and entered a care home.
Jackie said: “He would forget lyrics, it’s like he was fading away. It was a horrible thing to watch.
“It was hard for him, he couldn’t drive anymore but he knew what was ahead. He developed a stammer and got frustrated.”
Kenneth said: “Dad was a smart man so it was heartbreaking to see him getting ill.
“The other week we were all sitting round him and he hadn’t spoken in over two years but then he began blethering and singing in German.
“I told my sister that dad was talking and then he recognised Phyllis when she came in.
“His music was playing in the hospital room and my sister turned down the stereo.
“Dad said, ‘don’t do that again’ – it was braw!”