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Bart [formerly Begleiter], Lionel (1930–1999), song-writer and composer of musicals, was born on 1 August 1930 at 24 Underwood Road in the East End of London to a Jewish family, the youngest of the eleven children of Morris Begleiter, a master tailor, and his wife, ...

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Davies, Harry Parr (1914–1955), songwriter and composer, was born on 24 May 1914 at 15 Grandison Street, Briton Ferry, Glamorgan, the son of David John Davies, a bootmaker, and his wife, Rosina Parr, a teacher. He was playing the chapel organ and composing musical pieces by the age of twelve, and while attending ...

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Fesch, Willem De (bap. 1687, d. 1761), composer and musical performer, was baptized on 26 August 1687 at St Laurentiuskerk, Alkmaar, Holland, the second son of Louis De Fesch and Johanna Maasbragt. His family apparently came from the Pays de Liège, and returned there before 1690 (...

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Harrison, George (1943–2001), musician and composer, was born on 25 February 1943 at 12 Arnold Grove, Wavertree, Liverpool, the youngest among the four children of Harold Hargreaves Harrison (d. 1978) and his wife, Louise, née French. His father was a former Cunard...

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George Harrison (1943–2001) by Alistair Morrison, 1988 © Alistair Morrison; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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James, James [Iago ap Ieuan] (1832–1902), composer of the melody of Hen wlad fy nhadau (Land of my fathers), was born on 4 November 1832 at the Ancient Druid inn, Argoed, Bedwellte, Monmouthshire, the only child of Evan James (Ieuan ap Iago; 1809–1878)...

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Herbert Jansch (1943–2011) by Keith Morris, 1985 © Estate of Keith Morris / Redferns / Getty Images

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Jansch, Herbert [Bert] (1943–2011), guitarist, singer, and composer, was born on 3 November 1943 at Stobhill Hospital, Springburn, Glasgow, the son of Herbert Jansch (1911–1970), a builder's labourer then serving as a private in the Royal Army Service Corps, and his wife, Margaret Henderson Robertson (Maggie), ...

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Johnston, John Harold [Johnny] (1919–1998), songwriter and composer of advertising jingles, was born on 10 July 1919 in Paddington, London. His parents' names were James and Florence, and his father was a policeman. Johnston's early life was spent in and around the Praed Street...

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Monckton, (John) Lionel Alexander (1861–1924), composer and songwriter, was born in London on 18 December 1861, the eldest son of Sir John Braddick Monckton (1832–1902), town clerk to the City of London, and his wife, Maria Louisa Long (d. 1920). Lady Monckton...

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Powell, Felix Lloyd (1878–1942), composer, was born in the High Street, St Asaph, Flintshire, on 23 May 1878, second child and first son of John Morris Powell (1842–1882), a house painter and lay clerk at St Asaph Cathedral, and his wife, Sarah Snelson, ...

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Talbot, Howard [real name Richard Lansdale Munkittrick] (1865–1928), composer and songwriter, was born on 9 March 1865 in New York, USA, the son of an Irishman, Alexander Munkittrick, and his wife, Lillie. In 1869 the family returned to Britain, where their son later studied first medicine at ...

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Tate, James William (1875–1922), composer and songwriter, was born on 30 July 1875 at 12 Compton Road, Wolverhampton, the eldest of the ten surviving children of Jacob James Tate (1849–1902), wine and spirit merchant, and his wife, Maria Doughty (1857–1913), daughter of William Doughty...

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