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Aitken, Laurel [real name Oliver Anthony Stephens] (1925–2005), singer, songwriter, and record producer, was born on 22 April 1925, in Jamaica, one of six children of a Jamaican father and a Cuban mother. His early years were spent in Havana, Cuba, but the family moved to ...

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Baldry, John William [known as Long John Baldry] (1941–2005), singer and guitarist, was born at East Haddon Hall, East Haddon, Northamptonshire, on 12 January 1941, the first of three children of William James Baldry (1915–1990), a Metropolitan Police constable, and his wife, ...

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Bolan, Marc [real name Mark Feld] (1947–1977), musician and poet, was born on 30 September 1947 in Hackney, London, the second child of Simeon Feld, cosmetics salesman (1920–1991), and his wife, Phyllis Winifred, née Atkins (1927–1991). The energy of 1950s rock'n'roll captivated the young ...

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Marc Bolan (1947–1977) by Keith Morris, 1972 © Keith Morris; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Boswell, Eve [real name Eva Keleti] (1922–1998), popular singer, was born Eva Keleti in Budapest on 11 May 1922, the daughter of a couple who toured the music-halls as a musical act. She was educated in Budapest and later studied the piano at the ...

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Brown, Georgia (1933–1992), singer and actress, was born Lilian Claire Klot on 21 October 1933 at 24 Underwood Street, Whitechapel, London, the daughter of Mark Klot, formerly Kleotz (1904–1981), fur cutter and part-time bookmaker, and his wife, Annie, née Kirschenbaum (1906–1988). At the time of her birth registration her parents lived at ...

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Browne, George Edric (1920–2007), singer, songwriter, and actor, was born Edric Browne on 4 May 1920 in Corbeau Town, Port of Spain, Trinidad, the only son and youngest of three children of Ernest Browne, a government printer, and his wife, Frances, née Noriega...

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George Edric Browne (1920–2007) by V. Wilmer, 2005 © Val Wilmer

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Cocker, John Robert [Joe] (1944–2014), singer, was born on 20 May 1944 at 38 Tasker Road, Crookes, Sheffield, the son of Harold Nathan Cocker (1907–2001), a civil servant then serving as an aircraftsman in the RAF, and his wife, ...

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Connolly, Brian Francis (1945–1997), rock singer, was born on 5 October 1945 at 106 Aikenhead Road, Glasgow. He was apparently abandoned by his mother, a hotel waitress, soon after birth and raised by a nurse and her husband, who gave him the adoptive surname ...