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date: 30 November 2020

West, Grace Hedwig (Hedy, earlier Hedie)locked

(1938–2016)
  • Ken Hunt

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West, Grace Hedwig (Hedy, earlier Hedie) (1938–2016), banjoist, singer, and composer, was born on 6 April 1938 at Cass Station, Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia, USA, the second of two daughters of Donald Lee (Don) West (1906–1992), labour and civil rights activist, poet, and educator, and his wife, ...

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