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Arne, Michael (1740/41–1786), musical performer and composer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Voice; Applied Music; Composition. 3 words.

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Bolan, Marc [real name Mark Feld] (1947–1977), musician and poet

Rikky Rooksby.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Applied Music; Voice. 1276 words.

Bolan, Marc [real name Mark Feld] (1947–1977), musician and poet, was born on 30 September 1947 in Hackney, London, the second child of Simeon Feld, cosmetics salesman (1920–1991), and his...

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Chapin, Harry Forster

Barbara L. Tischler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Composition; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Film; Voice. 722 words.

Chapin, Harry Forster (07 December 1942–16 July 1981), popular singer and writer of topical songs, was born in New York City, the son of James Forbes Chapin, a big-band percussionist, and...

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Cohan, George M.

Julian Mates.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Performing Arts; Composition; Film; Voice. 2146 words.

Cohan, George M. (3 or 4 July 1878–05 November 1942), performer, writer of songs, musicals, and plays, and producer, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Jeremiah “Jerry” John...

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Ebsworth, Joseph (1788–1868), playwright and musician

J. W. Ebsworth.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Voice; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 764 words.

Ebsworth, Joseph (1788–1868), playwright and musician, the elder son of Joseph and Isabella Ebsworth, was born at Islington, London, on 10 October 1788, and was in early life apprenticed to...

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Graham, Colin (1931–2007), opera director and librettist

Raymond Holden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Voice; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1496 words.

Graham, Colin (1931–2007), opera director and librettist, was born on 22 September 1931 at 17 Fourth Avenue, Hove, Sussex, the son of Frederick Eaton Graham-Bonnalie (1897–1979), physician...

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Grierson, Francis

Lynn Altenbernd.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Voice; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1204 words.

Grierson, Francis (18 September 1848–29 May 1927), musician, writer, and mystic, was born Benjamin Henry Jesse Francis Shepard in Birkenhead, England, the son of Joseph Shepard and Emily...

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Hudson, Robert (d. 1596), poet and musician

Christopher Burlinson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Voice; Applied Music. 694 words.

Hudson, Robert (d. 1596), poet and musician, was associated with the court of King James VI of Scotland, and a musician of James's Chapel Royal. At the formation of 'the kingis hous' on 10...

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Hudson, Thomas (d. in or before 1605), musician and poet

T. W. Bayne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Voice. 908 words.

Hudson, Thomas (d. in or before 1605), musician and poet, was probably a native of the north of England, possibly Yorkshire. He spent most of his adulthood and professional life in Scotland...

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Melly, (Alan) George Heywood (1926–2007), writer and singer

Philip Hoare.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Voice; Blues; Jazz; Literature. 1687 words.

Melly, (Alan) George Heywood (1926–2007), writer and singer, was born on 17 August 1926 at The Grange, St Michael's Hamlet, Toxteth, Liverpool, the elder son and eldest of three children of...

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