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Arden, Don [real name Harry Levy] (1926–2007), rock music manager and promoter, was born on 4 January 1926 at 123 Crescent Road, Crumpsall, Manchester, the son of Lazarus Levy, a machinist in a factory making waterproof garments, and his wife, Sarah (Sally), ...

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Don Arden (1926–2007) by unknown photographer, 1968 Evening News / Rex Features

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Darewski, Herman Edward (1883–1947), composer of light music and bandleader, was born in Austria on 17 April 1883, the eldest son in the family of at least four sons and one daughter of Edouard Darewski (1848/9–1920), a Russian-born teacher of music, and his Hungarian-born wife, ...

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Epstein, Brian Samuel (1934–1967), popular music entrepreneur and retailer, was born on 19 September 1934 at a private nursing home at 4 Rodney Street, Liverpool, the first of two children of Harold (Harry) Epstein (1901–1967) furniture retailer, and his wife, Malka (Queenie), née...

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Brian Samuel Epstein (1934–1967) by Robert Whitaker, 1964 © Robert Whitaker; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Feather, Leonard Geoffrey (1914–1994), jazz writer and promoter, was born on 13 September 1914 at Fannat Villa, Teignmouth Road, Brondesbury, Middlesex, the son of Nathaniel Feather, who owned a chain of clothing stores, and his wife, Felicia, née Zelinski. He was brought up in a strictly conformist upper-middle-class Jewish family, studying classical piano and clarinet from an early age while secretly enjoying an addiction to popular music. About the age of fifteen he came across ...

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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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Kiralfy [formerly Königsbaum], Imre (1845–1919), dancer and impresario, was born in Pest in the Austro-Hungarian empire, the first of the seven children of Jacob Königsbaum, a clothing manufacturer, and his wife, Anna (Rosa) Weisberger. The Königsbaums were a prosperous family of Jewish descent. However, their family business was ruined in the Hungarian revolution of 1848, after which they suffered temporary poverty and ...

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Parnes, Laurence Maurice [Larry] (1929–1989), impresario, was born at 98 Christchurch Avenue, Brondesbury, Middlesex, on 3 September 1929, the son of Nathan Parnes (1899–1977), ladies' costumier, and his wife, Stella, née Yenush (1901–1979). His family was Jewish, his paternal grandparents having migrated from ...