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

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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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Koenigswarter [née Rothschild], (Kathleen Annie) Pannonica [Nica] de, baroness de Koenigswarter [known as the Jazz Baroness] (1913–1988), musical patron, was born on 10 December 1913 at Arundel House, Kensington, London, the youngest of the four children (three daughters and one son) of ...

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(Kathleen Annie) Pannonica de Koenigswarter, baroness de Koenigswarter (1913–1988) by unknown photographer private collection

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Mayer, Sir Robert (1879–1985), patron of music and philanthropist, was born on 5 June 1879 at Mannheim, Germany, the third of the four sons (there was no daughter) of Emil Mayer, hop merchant and later brewer, of Mannheim, and his wife, Lucie Lehmaier...

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Sir Edgar Speyer, baronet (1862–1932) by Sir William Orpen, exh. RA 1914 Witt Library, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Speyer, Sir Edgar, baronet (1862–1932), railway financier and patron of music, was born in New York on 7 September 1862, the second son of Gustavus Speyer, a Jewish banker, of Frankfurt, and his wife, Sophia, daughter of Rudolph Rubino, of Fritzlar, Prussia, and ...