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Carr, Ian Henry Randell (1933–2009), jazz trumpeter and author, was born at Charnwood Maternity Home, Dumfries, on 21 April 1933, the son of Thomas Randell Carr, tea salesman, later company director, and his wife, Phyllis Harriet, née Carr. At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...

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Ian Henry Randell Carr (1933–2009) by unknown photographer, 1970 © JazzSign / Lebrecht Music & Arts

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Garth, John (bap. 1721, d. 1810), musician, was born in Harperley, near Witton-le-Wear, near Bishop Auckland, co. Durham, and was baptized at Witton-le-Wear on 27 December 1721. He was fifth of the six children of William Garth (bap. 1672, d. 1726) of ...

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Hipkins, Alfred James (1826–1903), writer on musical instruments, was born on 17 June 1826 at 22 Medway Street, Westminster, London, the only son in the family of two children of James Hipkins (1800–1882), a cabinet and piano maker, and his wife, Jane Mary Grant (1802–1865)...

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Hunt, Edgar Hubert (1909–2006), musician, was born on 28 June 1909 at 2 Upper Byron Place, Clifton, Bristol, the only son and elder child of Hubert Walter Hunt (1865–1945), organist and master of the choristers at Bristol Cathedral, and his wife, Clara Harriett Clements...

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Thomas Mace (1612/1313–?1706) by William Faithorne the elder, pubd 1676 (after Henry Cooke) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mace, Thomas (1612/13–1706?), musician and writer on music, was born in either York or Cambridge; in the title-page of his Riddles, Mervels and Rarities, or, A New Way of Health from an Old Man's Experience (1698) he describes himself as 'being now in the Eighty Six Year of his Age'. Although precise details of his parentage are unknown, there were branches of the ...

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Tucke, John (b. c. 1482, d. in or after 1540), schoolmaster and musician, was born probably in Burford, Oxfordshire. He was admitted as a scholar to Winchester College in 1495 and took the oath on 7 August 1497. His education continued at New College, Oxford...