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Thomas Augustine Arne (1710–1778) by William Humphrey, pubd 1778 (after Robert Dunkarton, c. 1770) © Copyright The British Museum

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Arne, Thomas Augustine (1710–1778), composer and musical performer, was born in King Street, Covent Garden, London, on 12 March 1710, the son of Thomas Arne (bap. 1682, d. 1736) [see under Arne family], upholsterer and undertaker, and his second wife, Anne, ...

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Ayrton, Edmund (1734–1808), composer and musician, was born on 21 October 1734 at Ripon, Yorkshire, the third of the four surviving children of Edward Ayrton (1698–1774), alderman and later mayor and magistrate of the borough of Ripon, and his wife, Catherine (1701?–1781), daughter of ...

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Bairstow, Sir Edward Cuthbert (1874–1946), musician, was born in Huddersfield on 22 August 1874, the eldest child and only son of James Oates Bairstow, wholesale clothier, and his wife, Elizabeth Adeline, née Watson. His father had a tenor voice and was a member of the ...

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Bates, Joah (bap. 1741, d. 1799), musician, was baptized at Halifax on 8 March 1741, the son of Henry Bates, a former woolcomber, turned innkeeper and parish clerk, and his wife, Susan Lister. He received his early education at Dr Ogden's school, and learned music from ...

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Blagrave, Thomas (d. 1688), musician, was the eldest son of Richard Blagrave (d. 1641) and his third wife, Ann (d. in or after 1672), who were married at Northwood, Isle of Wight, on 19 February 1622. Richard, of Berkshire ancestry, was a musician at the court of ...

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Thomas Blagrave (d. 1688) by unknown artist Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

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Blow, John (1648?–1708), musician and composer, was baptized at St Mary Magdalene, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, on 23 February 1649. The record of his doctorate at Lambeth Palace confirms the identification; the age on his marriage allegation suggests that he was born in 1648. He was the second of three children of ...

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John Blow (1648?–1708) by Robert White, pubd 1700 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bohee, James Douglass (1844–1897), musician, was born in Indiantown, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, on 1 December 1844, the second son in the family of seven or eight children of James Bohee, teamster, and his wife, Isabella. Both parents were born in New Brunswick...

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Bolan, Marc [real name Mark Feld] (1947–1977), musician and poet, was born on 30 September 1947 in Hackney, London, the second child of Simeon Feld, cosmetics salesman (1920–1991), and his wife, Phyllis Winifred, née Atkins (1927–1991). The energy of 1950s rock'n'roll captivated the young ...

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Marc Bolan (1947–1977) by Keith Morris, 1972 © Keith Morris; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brewer, Thomas (1611–c. 1660), musician and composer, was the son of Thomas Brewer, a poulterer, and his wife, True. He was born in London, where his parents lived in the parish of Christchurch, Newgate Street, and was educated at Christ's Hospital. He was admitted there on 9 December 1614 at the age of three, and learned the viol from the school music master. On this instrument he became a celebrated performer. On 20 June 1626 he was discharged from the school by his mother and by ...

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Lucy Etheldred Broadwood (1858–1929) by unknown photographer, 1901 © National Portrait Gallery, London