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Collins, Dorothy Ann [Dolly] (1933–1995), folk musician, was born on 6 March 1933 at Fernbank Nursing Home, Old London Road, Hastings, the elder of the two daughters of (Leonard) George Collins (1910–c.1970), a milk roundsman, and his wife, Dorothy Florence Ball (...

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Dankworth, Sir John Philip William [Johnny] (1927–2010), jazz musician and composer, was born at 38 Beech Hall Road, Walthamstow, Essex, on 20 September 1927, the only son and younger child of William Henry Dankworth (1890–1972), sales manager for an electrical insulator works, and his wife, ...

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Jansch, Herbert [Bert] (1943–2011), guitarist, singer, and composer, was born on 3 November 1943 at Stobhill Hospital, Springburn, Glasgow, the son of Herbert Jansch (1911–1970), a builder's labourer then serving as a private in the Royal Army Service Corps, and his wife, Margaret Henderson Robertson (Maggie), ...

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Ouseley, Sir Frederick Arthur Gore, second baronet (1825–1889), church musician, was born on 12 August 1825 in Grosvenor Square, London, the fourth and youngest surviving child of Sir Gore Ouseley, first baronet (1770–1844), orientalist and diplomatist, and his wife, Harriet Georgina, daughter of ...

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Webbe, Samuel, the elder (1740–1816), church musician and composer, was born in London on 7 October 1740, the son of well-to-do parents. Before he was a year old his father took up a government appointment in Minorca, but he died before his wife and family could join him there. Thereafter the family's financial situation was straitened, and ...