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Hopkinson, Francis (1737–1791), musician, jurist, and revolutionary politician in America

P. M. Zall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; US Politics; Performance Practice and Studies; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1021 words.

Hopkinson, Francis (1737–1791), musician, jurist, and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 2 October 1737 in Philadelphia and baptized at Christ Church, son of Thomas Hopkinson...

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Jefferson, Eddie

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Blues; Jazz; Dance; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1036 words.

Jefferson, Eddie (03 August 1918–09 May 1979), jazz singer, lyricist, and tap dancer, was born Edgar Jefferson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Information about his parents is unknown. It is...

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Lennon, John

Jon Wiener.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Composition; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 2727 words.

Lennon, John (09 October 1940–08 December 1980), rock music singer and composer, was born John Winston Lennon in Liverpool, England, the son of Alfred Lennon, a merchant seaman, and Julia...

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MacPherson, James (c. 1675–1700), thief and reputed musician

Mary Anne Alburger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Property Law; Property Crime; Performance Practice and Studies; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 642 words.

MacPherson, James (c. 1675–1700), thief and reputed musician, is said to have been an illegitimate son of the family of Invershie, Inverness-shire. He was described as 'the son of a...

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