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Barthélémon, François Hippolyte (1741–1808), violinist and composer, was born at Bordeaux, France, on 27 July 1741. He was the eldest of sixteen children of the wig maker Emmanuel Barthélémon and Françoise Laroche. Charles Higham has said that he may have been an officer in the ...

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(Arthurlin) Joseph Harriott (1928–1973) by Val Wilmer, 1960 photograph © Val Wilmer

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Harriott, (Arthurlin) Joseph [Joe] (1928–1973), saxophonist, composer, and bandleader, was born on 15 July 1928 in Linstead, St Catherine, Jamaica, the first son and the eldest of the three children of Raphael Garfield Harriott, a professional gambler, and Muriel Scarlet or Scarlett (...

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La Trobe, Christian Ignatius (1758–1836), Moravian minister and composer, was born on 12 February 1758 at Fulneck in Yorkshire. He was the eldest son of Benjamin La Trobe (1728–1786), a Moravian minister, and Anna Margaretta (1728–1794), deaconess and daughter of Henry Antes of ...

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(Robert) Bruce Montgomery [Edmund Crispin] (1921–1978) by Lida Moser, 1953 courtesy Vincent Cianni Photographs / Lida Moser

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Montgomery, (Robert) Bruce [pseud. Edmund Crispin] (1921–1978), composer and detective novelist, was born on 2 October 1921 at Blackwood, Bois Lane, Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire, the fourth child and only son of Robert Ernest Montgomery (1878–1962), sometime secretary to the high commissioner for ...

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Reinagle [née Orger], Caroline (1817–1892), pianist and composer, was born on 1 May 1817 in London, daughter of Dr Thomas Orger (1767–1853) and his wife, the comic actress Mary Ann Orger, née Ivers (1788–1849). Thomas, a translator of Ovid and Anacreon, and author of a book on ...

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Robert Wilfred Levick Simpson (1921–1997) by Suzie E. Maeder © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Simpson, Robert Wilfred Levick (1921–1997), composer and radio producer, was born on 2 March 1921 in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, the son of Robert Warren Simpson, of Scottish descent, and his wife, Helena Hendrika, née Govaars, of Dutch descent. Both parents worked for the ...

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