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James Blades (1901–1999) by Norman Parkinson, 1953 © Norman Parkinson Ltd., courtesy Fiona Cowan; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Blades, James (1901–1999), percussionist and author, was born on 9 September 1901 at 166 Star Road, Peterborough, the eldest among the four sons and one daughter of Thomas Weston Blades (1879–1953), journeyman tailor, and his wife, Catherine Close (d. 1921). Jimmy Blades...

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Bonham, John Henry (1948–1980), musician, was born at 84 Birchfield Road, Redditch, Worcestershire, on 31 May 1948, the eldest son of John Henry (Jack) Bonham and his wife, Joan Isobel Sargent. Bonham had a younger brother, Michael, and a sister, Debbie. Bonham's early attraction to percussion proved hard for his parents to ignore: they bought him a snare drum when he was ten, and a full, second-hand kit when fifteen. He took pride in teaching himself to drum, influenced initially by American soul records and later by the ...

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Burstow, Henry (1826–1916), singer and bell-ringer, was born on 11 December 1826 at 34 The Bishopric, Horsham, Sussex, the second youngest of nine children. His father, William (b. 1781), and mother, Ellen (d. 1857) made clay tobacco pipes; their home, in the poorest and roughest part of ...

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Henry Burstow (1826–1916) by Bonmarché, c. 1911 Horsham Museum (Horsham District Council)

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Duckworth, Richard (bap. 1631?, d. 1706), writer on campanology, a native of Lancashire, may have been the person of that name who was baptized at St Peter's, Bolton, on 20 July 1631, the son of John Duckworth. He went to Oxford and on 4 May 1648 was one of the undergraduates of ...

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Ellacombe [Ellicombe], Henry Thomas (1790–1885), campanologist and Church of England clergyman, was born at Alphington, Devon, on 15 May 1790, the second of seven sons of William Ellicombe (d. 1831), rector of Alphington, and his wife, Hannah, née Rous. Sir Charles Grene Ellicombe...

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Ellington, Ray [real name Harry Pitts Brown] (1916–1985), drummer, singer, entertainer, and bandleader, was born on 17 March 1916 at 155 Kennington Road, Kennington, London, the second son and youngest of the four children of Harry Pitts Brown (c.1877–1920), a music-hall comedian and entertainer, and his wife, ...

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Johnson, Folorunsho [Ginger] (1916–1975), percussionist and bandleader, was born in Ijebu, Nigeria, on 2 May 1916, the son of a Muslim priest whose name he later gave as George Johnson. His parents were Ijebu-Yoruba from Nigeria. He was orphaned as a child and grew up in ...

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Krahmer, Carlo [real name William Max Geserick Krahmer] (1914–1976), jazz drummer and record producer, was born on 11 March 1914 at 22 Cropley Street, Shoreditch, London, the son of William Henry Charles Krahmer, hairdresser's assistant, and his wife, Phoebe Murrell. He suffered from defective vision from birth and taught himself to play the drums. He subsequently received tuition from ...