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Shearing, Sir George Albertlocked

(1919–2011)
  • Digby Fairweather

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Shearing, Sir George Albert (1919–2011), pianist and composer, was born on 13 August 1919 at 67 Arthur Street, Battersea, London, the youngest of nine children of James Philip Shearing (1873/4–1957), coalman, and his wife, Ellen Amelia, née Brightman (1873/4–1950), who cared for her family by day and helped to support them by cleaning railway carriages at night. Blind from birth, he was educated first at ...

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