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Akbar

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism — Indian Music — Islam — Society and Culture — World History.

(b. 1542, r. 1556–1605)

Mughal emperor, known as ‘The Great’. He showed a constructive interest in

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Armstrong [née Cobbe], Lucie

Rosemary T. Van Arsdel.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Journalism; Religion; Keyboard; Composition. 371 words.

Armstrong [née Cobbe], Lucie (1851–1907), musician and writer on etiquette, was the daughter of Major Charles Henry Cobbe and granddaughter of General George Cobbe (b. 1782), who was...

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Baker, Josephine

Patrick O’Connor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Voice. 1685 words.

Baker, Josephine (03 June 1906–12 April 1975), dancer, singer, and civil rights activist, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Eddie Carson, a musician, and Carrie Macdonald....

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Boulton, Sir Harold Edwin, second baronet

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Composition. 1176 words.

Boulton, Sir Harold Edwin, second baronet (1859–1935), songwriter and philanthropist, was born at Lower Woolwich Road, Charlton, Kent, on 7 August 1859, the elder son and third of eight...

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Cardus, Sir (John Frederick) Neville

Gerald M. D. Howat.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Criticism and Journalism; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 2444 words.

Cardus, Sir (John Frederick) Neville (1888–1975), writer on cricket and music critic, was born on 3 April 1888 at 4 Summer Place, Rusholme, Manchester, the illegitimate child of Ada Cardus...

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Churchill, Arabella Spencer [Bella]

Michael Eavis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1359 words.

Churchill, Arabella Spencer [Bella] (1949–2007), festival and charity founder, was born on 30 October 1949 at 12 Catherine Place, Westminster, London, the only daughter of Randolph...

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Drottningholm

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

The winter palace of the Swedish royal family, on an island to the west of Stockholm. It was built in 1662 for Queen Eleonora of Sweden.

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Dupree, William Thomas [known as Champion Jack Dupree]

John A. Hargreaves.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Keyboard. 1463 words.

Dupree, William Thomas [known as Champion Jack Dupree] (1909–1992), boxer and blues pianist, claimed in official documentation to have been born on 4 July 1909 in New Orleans, Louisiana,...

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Ghazal

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies — Islam — Society and Culture — Indian Music.

A variety of poetry written in Arabic and Persian. As a musical form, the ghazal has been in vogue in

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Grey, Clifford [real name Percival Davis]

James Ross Moore.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Composition. 1089 words.

Grey, Clifford [real name Percival Davis] (1887–1941), lyricist, was born on 5 January 1887 at 106 St Luke's Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, the only child of George Davis, a whip...

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