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Abrahams, Doris Caroline [pseud. Caryl Brahms] (1901–1982), writer and songwriter, was born at 28 Morland Road, Croydon, Surrey, on 8 December 1901, the only child of Henry Clarence Abrahams, a wholesale jeweller, and his wife, Pearl, one of the twenty-one children of ...


de Paul, Lynsey [real name Lynsey Monckton Rubin] (1948–2014), songwriter, singer, and pianist, was born on 11 June 1948 at Nuffield House, Southwark, London, the younger child of Herbert Paul Rubin (1912–1988), property developer, and his wife Meta, née...


Winehouse, Amy Jade (1983–2011), singer and songwriter, was born on 14 September 1983 at Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, the younger child of Jewish parents, Mitchell (Mitch) Winehouse (b. 1950), an extroverted taxi driver, and his American-born wife, Janis Holly, née Seaton, a studious pharmacist's laboratory technician. Her brother, ...


Amy Jade Winehouse (1983–2011) by Venetia Dearden, 2008 ©Venetia Dearden; © National Portrait Gallery, London