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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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Bisse, Thomas (1675–1731), Church of England clergyman and founder of the Three Choirs festival, was baptized on 6 April 1675 at Oldbury on the Hill, Gloucestershire, one of two sons of John Bisse (c.1638–1686), rector of that parish, and his wife, ...

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Daly, John (1937–2008), film and music producer and promoter, was born on 16 July 1937 at Lambeth Hospital, London, one of five children of Thomas Daly, a dock labourer and manager of a boxing gym in Bermondsey, and his wife, Emily Louise, née...

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Ingrams, Leonard Victor (1941–2005), banker and opera impresario, was born on 1 September 1941 at Stoneycrest Nursing Home, Hindhead, Surrey, the fourth and youngest son of Leonard St Clair Ingrams (1900–1953), banker, and his second wife, Victoria Susan Beatrice, née Reid (1908–1997). His father served in the ...

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Solomon, Philip Raymond [Phil] (1924–2011), popular music entrepreneur, was born on 27 April 1924 at 7 Ashley Gardens, Low-Wood, Belfast, the son of Maurice Solomon, woollen merchant, later disc distributor, and his wife, Evelyn, née Peres. The family firm, Solomon and Peres (founded by his father and uncle, ...

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Anthony Howard Wilson (1950–2007) by Harry Goodwin, 1970s Harry Goodwin / Rex Features

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Wilson, Anthony Howard [Tony] (1950–2007), television broadcaster and music entrepreneur, was born at Hope Hospital, Salford, Lancashire, on 20 February 1950, the only child of Sydney Wilson (1917–1997), tobacconist, and his wife, Doris Emily, née Knupfer (1904–1975). Thirteen years older than her husband and a widow when they married in 1948, ...

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Wood, Henry Harvey (1903–1977), writer and a founder of the Edinburgh international festival, was born on 5 September 1903 in Edinburgh, the second of the three children of Henry Wood (d. 1934), paper maker, and his wife, Anne Cassidy. He was educated at the ...

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Henry Harvey Wood (1903–1977) by Sir William George Gillies, 1922 in the collection of the Royal Scottish Academy