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B.A. Breen

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1938– ),

born St Arnaud, Victoria, is a teacher in the Victorian Education Department. He has published two books of verse, Behind My Eyes (1968), inter im (1973, a tiny pamphlet)...

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Lenoir, J. B.

Bill McCulloch and Barry Lee Pearson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Blues; Jazz. 1168 words.

Lenoir, J. B. (05 March 1929–29 April 1967), blues singer and songwriter, was born near Monticello, Lawrence County, Mississippi, the son of Dewitt Lenoir and Roberta Ratliff, farmers. He...

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Redding, Otis

Thaddeus Russell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Blues; Jazz. 828 words.

Redding, Otis (09 September 1941–10 December 1967), singer and songwriter, was born Otis Redding, Jr., in Dawson, Georgia, the son of Otis Redding, Sr., a maintenance worker and minister,...

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McGhee, Howard B.

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Brass; Blues; Jazz; Composition. 1879 words.

McGhee, Howard B. (06 March 1918–17 July 1987), jazz trumpeter, arranger, and composer, known as “Maggie” in the jazz community, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His parents’ names are unknown....

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