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Brown, Alexander [Sandy] (1929–1975), bandleader and acoustic architect, was born on 25 February 1929 in Izatnagar, near Bareilly in India, the second son of John Brown, a railway engineer who died about 1936, and his wife, Minnie Henderson (d. 1975). His parents were Scottish and Presbyterian, although ...

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Gillett, Charles Thomas [Charlie] (1942–2010), disc jockey and musicologist, was born on 20 February 1942 at 429 Marine Road, Morecambe, Lancashire, the elder son and second of three children of Anthony Walter Gillett (1912–1992), mechanical engineer and managing director of a light engineering firm, and his wife, ...

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Preston, (Sydney) Denis (1916–1979), jazz critic and record producer, was born Sidney Denis Prechner on 16 November 1916 at 13 Paget Road, Stoke Newington, London, the only son and second child of Louis (Lou) Prechner, businessman, and his wife, Sarah (Cissie), née Hobsbaum...