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Evans, Sir Geraint Llewellyn (1922–1992), singer, was born on 16 February 1922 at 55 William Street, Cilfynydd, Glamorgan, the only son of William John Evans (1899–1978), miner, and his wife, Charlotte May, née Thomas (1901–1923). His mother died in childbirth when her son was seventeen months old, and the daughter she then bore did not long survive her. His father thereupon returned to live with his own parents, and ...

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Sir Geraint Llewellyn Evans (1922–1992) by Arnold Newman, 1978 Arnold Newman / Getty Images; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lewis, Richard [real name Thomas Thomas] (1914–1990), singer, was born on 10 May 1914 at 69 Baden Street, Ardwick, Manchester, only son and the younger of the two children of Thomas Thomas (d. 1949) and his wife, Mary Hannah, née Lewis (...

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Shuter, Edward [Ned] (1728?–1776), actor and singer, may have been born in 1728 but, as with so much else regarding the early life of this most colourful of actors, this is conjectural. Contemporary accounts such as the Theatrical Biography (1772) say that he was the son of a chair-man and an oyster woman and was born in a cellar in ...

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Wilkins, David Livingstone [Dave] (1914–1990), trumpeter and singer, was born in Bridgetown, Barbados, on 25 September 1914, the fourth son and the youngest of the ten children of the Revd Frank Reginald Wilkins (1867–1945), a Methodist preacher and missionary with the Bethany Methodist Mission...