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Aitken, Laurel [real name Oliver Anthony Stephens] (1925–2005), singer, songwriter, and record producer, was born on 22 April 1925, in Jamaica, one of six children of a Jamaican father and a Cuban mother. His early years were spent in Havana, Cuba, but the family moved to ...

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Newell, Norman (1919–2004), record producer and songwriter, was born at 34 Liddon Road, Plaistow, London, on 25 January 1919, the son of Sydney Edward Newell, boiler stoker and later foreman road builder, and his wife, Mary Louisa, née Burke. His father, who had served as a private in the ...

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Ridley, Walter John [Wally] (1913–2007), songwriter and record producer, was born at 23 Medburn Street, St Pancras, London, on 28 February 1913, the eldest of five children of Walter Ernest Ridley, at the time a cloth worker's salesman, later a furniture dealer, and his wife, ...