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Banks, Iain (1954–2013), author and composer

Val McDermid.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literature; Composition. 2433 words.

Banks, Iain (1954–2013), author and composer, was born in Dunfermline, Fife, on 16 February 1954, the only surviving child (he had a sister who died at six weeks) of Thomas Menzies (Tom)...

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Bowles, Paul

Virginia Spencer Carr.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Composition. 1391 words.

Bowles, Paul (30 December 1910–18 November 1999), composer, fiction writer, and translator, was born Paul Frederick Bowles in Jamaica, New York, the son of Claude Dietz Bowles, a dentist...

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Dallam, Thomas (bap. 1575, d. in or after 1630), organ builder and diarist

Christopher Kent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Instrument-building Firms; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 966 words.

Dallam, Thomas (bap. 1575, d. in or after 1630), organ builder and diarist, was baptized at Flixton, Lancashire, on 1 May 1575, probably the son of Thomas Dalham, who was an itinerant...

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Gilbert, Henry Franklin Belknap

Sherrill V. Martin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Strings; Composition. 1407 words.

Gilbert, Henry Franklin Belknap (26 September 1868–19 May 1928), composer, essayist, and musician, was born in Somerville, Massachusetts, the son of Benjamin Franklin Gilbert, a bank clerk...

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Goldman, Richard Franko

Dorothy A. Klotzman.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online August 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Conducting; Composition. 1156 words.

Goldman, Richard Franko (07 December 1910–19 January 1980), composer, conductor, and author, was born Richard Henry Maibrunn Goldman in New York City, the son of the famed bandmaster Edwin...

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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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Hodes, Art

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Blues; Jazz; Keyboard. 1343 words.

Hodes, Art (14 November 1904?–04 March 1993), jazz pianist and writer, was born in Nikolaev, Russia, the son of William Hodes, a tinsmith, and Dorothy (maiden name unknown). “I’m not...

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Hopkinson, Francis

Harry M. Ward.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Composition. 1722 words.

Hopkinson, Francis (02 October 1737–09 May 1791), author, composer, and judge, was born in Philadelphia, the son of Thomas Hopkinson, a lawyer and Pennsylvania councillor, and Mary Johnson....

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Huneker, James Gibbons

Sherrill V. Martin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Music Criticism and Journalism; Keyboard. 1602 words.

Huneker, James Gibbons (31 January 1857–09 February 1921), critic, essayist, and musician, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of John Joseph Huneker, a prosperous housepainter...

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Marsh, John (1752–1828), musician and writer

Brian Robins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Applied Music; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Composition. 1201 words.

Marsh, John (1752–1828), musician and writer, was born on 31 May 1752 at Dorking, Surrey, the first of the five children of Henry Marsh (1713–1772), captain in the Royal Navy, and his wife,...

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