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James, Richard Leon [Dick] [formerly Isaac Vapnik]locked

(1920–1986)
  • Michael Brocken

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James, Richard Leon [Dick] [formerly Isaac Vapnik] (1920–1986), music publisher, was born on 12 December 1920 at 1 Underwood Street, Mile End New Town, Spitalfields, London, the son of Morris Vapnik, master butcher, and his wife, Annie, née Puff. Three years after leaving school at fourteen he became a professional vocalist by joining ...

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