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Gay, Noel [real name Reginald Moxon Armitage] (1898-1954), composer and lyricist

Sheridan Morley

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/56656
Gay, Noel [real name Reginald Moxon Armitage] (1898-1954), composer and lyricist

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Gay, Noel [real name Reginald Moxon Armitage] (1898-1954), composer and lyricist, was born on 15 July 1898 at Park Terrace, Leeds Road, Outwood, Wakefield, the son of Harry Armitage, a colliery clerk, and his wife, Charlotte Elizabeth Moxon. Musically precocious, he won a scholarship to Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield, ...

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