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Bate, Humphrey

Charles K. Wolfe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Woodwinds; Medicine and Health; Applied Music; Conducting; Country and Western Music. 1058 words.

Bate, Humphrey (25 May 1875–12 June 1936), bandleader, harmonica player, and physician, was born in Castalian Springs, Tennessee, the son of a local physician. His parents’ names are...

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Gilbert, Ruth Alice “Ronnie”

Ronald D. Cohen.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Theatre; Psychotherapy. 1296 words.

Gilbert, Ruth Alice “Ronnie” (7 Sept. 1926–6 June 2015), folksinger, actor, and therapist, was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Sarah and Charles Gibson. Her mother was a dressmaker and...

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Robbins, Clive Edward (1927–2011), pioneer of music therapy

Fraser W. B. Simpson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Performance Practice and Studies; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Music. 1048 words.

Robbins, Clive Edward (1927–2011), pioneer of music therapy, was born into a baker's family on 23 July 1927 at 37 Oscott Road, Handsworth, Birmingham. His passion from a young age was...

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