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Cooper, Joseph Elliott Needham (1912–2001), musician and broadcaster, was born on 7 October 1912, at Southdene, Southfield Road, Westbury-on-Trym, near Bristol, the youngest of the three children of Wilfrid Needham Cooper, manager of the Westbury branch of the National Provincial Bank, and his wife, ...

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Joseph Elliott Needham Cooper (1912–2001) by unknown photographer, 1953 The Times / NI Syndication

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Geldray, Max (1916–2004), harmonica player, was born Max Leon van Gelder in Amsterdam on 12 February 1916, the first child of Leon van Gelder, commercial traveller, and his wife, Margarite, née Baillosterky. His father was a hard-working perfume salesman for a Spanish company, but political upheavals caused his earnings to fluctuate wildly. The young ...

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Bernard Green (1927–1998) by Doug McKenzie, c. 1990 Getty Images – Doug McKenzie

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Green, Bernard [Benny] (1927–1998), jazz saxophonist, writer, and broadcaster, was born at 260 Meanwood Road, Leeds, on 9 December 1927. His father, David Green, was a tailor and saxophonist and had met his mother, Fanny Fryer, while he was playing with a band in ...

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Lyttelton, Humphrey Richard Adeane [Humph] (1921–2008), jazz musician and broadcaster, was born on 23 May 1921 at St Christopher, Eton College, Buckinghamshire, the only son of the Hon. George William Lyttelton (1883–1962), schoolmaster, and his wife, Pamela Marie, née Adeane (1889–1975), a keen amateur musician. He had four sisters. One of his distant relatives, ...

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Humphrey Richard Adeane Lyttelton (1921–2008) by Triad Studios, 1954 © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Moore, Dudley Stuart John (1935–2002), actor, musician, and composer, was born on 19 April 1935 at Charing Cross Hospital, London, the son of John (Jock) Moore (born John Havlin; d. 1971), a Glaswegian engineer with the Stratford East Railway, and his wife, Ada Francis, ...

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Dudley Stuart John Moore (1935–2002) by unknown photographer, 1987 Sipa Press / Rex Features

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Race, Stephen Russell [Steve] (1921–2009), musician and broadcaster, was born in the St Catherine's area of Lincoln on 1 April 1921, the second son of Russell Tinniswood Race, solicitor, and his wife, (Annie) Robina, née Hurley (d. 1964). His grandfather Joseph Russell Race (1848–1880)...