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Thackray, John Philip [Jake] (1938–2002), singer and songwriter

Robb Johnson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print March 2009 |
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/88712

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Thackray, John Philip [Jake] (1938–2002), singer and songwriter, was born on 27 February 1938 at the maternity hospital, Leeds, Yorkshire, the son of Ernest Thackray, police constable, and his wife, Ivy May, née Armitage, both of 2 Park View Terrace, Rawdon, Leeds. Educated at a Jesuit school, ...

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Subjects: Composition ; Voice ; Television

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