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Farren, Michael Anthony [Mick] (1943–2013), musician and writer, was born on 3 September 1943 at Sunnyside Maternity Home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, the only child of (Percy) Eric Farren (1917–1943), a sergeant in the RAF Volunteer Reserve, and his wife, Gwendoline Mary, née Pritchard (1917–2004)...


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Manini, Antony (c. 1750–1786), musician, was possibly born in Rome. Manini's early life has been the subject of a great deal of conjecture. Suggestions that he belonged to the Norfolk family of Mann and Italianized his name appear unreliable. It is perhaps more likely, as ...


Palmer, George Herbert (1846–1926), church musician and music scholar, was born at Grantchester on 9 August 1846, the eldest son of Jonathan Palmer, a master printer, of Cambridge, and his wife, Elizabeth, the daughter of Thomas Stevenson, of Rainton, Yorkshire. He was a cousin of the printer and bibliographer ...