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Seeger, Pete

Allan M. Winkler.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 2157 words.

Seeger, Pete (03 May 1919–27 January 2014), folk singer and activist, was born Peter Seeger in New York City, the son of Charles Seeger, a musicologist and composer born in Mexico and...

Simone, Nina

Heather Buffington Anderson.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Blues; Jazz; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Keyboard. 1585 words.

Simone, Nina (21 February 1933–21 April 2003), African American jazz singer, pianist, songwriter, and civil rights activist, was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina, the...

Taylor, Sedley (1834–1920), music scholar and benefactor

Peter Searby.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Music Education and Pedagogy. 911 words.

Taylor, Sedley (1834–1920), music scholar and benefactor, was born on 29 November 1834 at Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, the son of George Taylor, a surgeon. He was educated at University...

Warren, Josiah

Charles F. Howlett.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online February 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Engineering and Technology; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Conducting. 1793 words.

Warren, Josiah (c. 1798–14 April 1874), social reformer, inventor, musician, and America's first philosophical anarchist, was born in Boston. The names of his parents are not known,...

Wilson, Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-, fourteenth Baron Berners (1883–1950), composer and eccentric

Mark Amory.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Composition. 1821 words.

Wilson, Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-, fourteenth Baron Berners (1883–1950), composer and eccentric, was born on 18 September 1883 at Apley Park, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, the only child of...

Zavaroni, Lena Hilda (1963–1999), popular singer and entertainer

John Van der Kiste.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Social and Cultural History; Voice. 883 words.

Zavaroni, Lena Hilda (1963–1999), popular singer and entertainer, was born on 4 November 1963 at the Rankin Memorial Hospital, Greenock, Renfrewshire, the first of two daughters of Victor...