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Abbey, Henry Eugene

Harvey R. Brenneise.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1225 words.

Abbey, Henry Eugene (27 June 1846–17 October 1896), theatrical and operatic manager and impresario, was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of Henry Stephen Abbey, a clockmaker and partner in a...

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Abbott, Emma

Katherine K. Preston.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1175 words.

Abbott, Emma (09 December 1850–05 January 1891), soprano and opera impresario, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Seth Abbott, an itinerant musician and music teacher, and...

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Abel, Karl Friedrich

Stephen M. Buhler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1034 words.

Abel, Karl Friedrich (1723–1787), composer and concert impresario, was born on 22 December 1723 in Cöthen, Saxony, one of six children. His father, Christian Ferdinand Abel (c.1683–1737),...

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Aitken, Laurel [real name Oliver Anthony Stephens]

Steve Barker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Voice. 955 words.

Aitken, Laurel [real name Oliver Anthony Stephens] (1925–2005), singer, songwriter, and record producer, was born on 22 April 1925, in Jamaica, one of six children of a Jamaican father and...

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Aprahamian, (Apraham) Felix Bartev

Alex May.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Criticism and Journalism; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 974 words.

Aprahamian, (Apraham) Felix Bartev (1914–2005), music critic and concert organizer, was born on 5 June 1914 at 16 Inderwick Road, Hornsey, London, the son of Avedis Aprahamian, formerly...

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Arden, Don [real name Harry Levy]

Johnny Rogan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1038 words.

Arden, Don [real name Harry Levy] (1926–2007), rock music manager and promoter, was born on 4 January 1926 at 123 Crescent Road, Crumpsall, Manchester, the son of Lazarus Levy, a machinist...

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Armitage, Merle

Richard Hendel.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1168 words.

Armitage, Merle (13 February 1893–15 March 1975), book designer, author, and impresario, was born near Mason City, Iowa, the son of Elmer Ellsworth Armitage and Lulu Jacobs. He claimed 12...

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Asch, Moses

Peter Goldsmith.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1280 words.

Asch, Moses (02 December 1905–19 October 1986), sound engineer and record company executive, was born in Warsaw, Poland, the son of Sholem Asch, a world-renowned Yiddish novelist and...

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Aspinall, Neil Stanley

Chris White.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1326 words.

Aspinall, Neil Stanley (1941–2008), music executive, was born at Chatsworth House, Prestatyn, Flintshire, on 13 October 1941, the son of Stanley Arthur Aspinall, a dock labourer then...

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Ayrton, William

John Warrack.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 421 words.

Ayrton, William (1777–1858), impresario and writer, was born in London on 24 February 1777, one of the fourteen children of Edmund Ayrton (1734–1808), composer, and his wife, Ann...

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