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Brown, Alexander [Sandy] (1929–1975), bandleader and acoustic architect

A. J. H. Latham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Education and Pedagogy; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Conducting. 1099 words.

Brown, Alexander [Sandy] (1929–1975), bandleader and acoustic architect, was born on 25 February 1929 in Izatnagar, near Bareilly in India, the second son of John Brown, a railway engineer...

Childers, Lulu Vere

Doris Evans McGinty.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Education and Pedagogy; Conducting; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1139 words.

Childers, Lulu Vere (28 February 1870–06 March 1946), founder and director of the School of Music at Howard University and singer, was born in Dryridge, Kentucky, the daughter of former...

Clark, (Thomas) Edward (1888–1962), music administrator and conductor

Jennifer Doctor.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conducting; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1177 words.

Clark, (Thomas) Edward (1888–1962), music administrator and conductor, was born on 10 May 1888 at 125 Westmorland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, one of three children of James Bowness Clark...

Damrosch, Leopold

Alan Levy.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conducting; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1048 words.

Damrosch, Leopold (22 October 1832–15 February 1885), musician and conductor, was born in Posen, Prussia (now Poznań, Poland), the son of Heinrich Damrosch. Neither his father’s occupation...

Fletcher, Percy Eastman (1879–1932), composer and musical director

Andrew Lamb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Conducting; Composition. 743 words.

Fletcher, Percy Eastman (1879–1932), composer and musical director, was born on 12 December 1879 in Handel Terrace, Curzon Street, Derby, the son of Alfred William Fletcher, professor of...

Goldkette, Jean

Stephen C. Galleher.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online August 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conducting; Business and Management; Keyboard; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1702 words.

Goldkette, Jean (18 May 1893–24 March 1962), dance bandleader, businessman, and classical pianist, was born in Patras, Greece, the son of Angelina Goldkette, an actress. It is not known who...

Hewitt, James

John W. Wagner.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Conducting; Composition. 1006 words.

Hewitt, James ( June 1770–02 August 1827), conductor, composer, and publisher, was born in Dartmoor, England, the son of John Hewitt, a captain in the British navy. (His mother’s name is...

Hylton, Jack (1892–1965), bandleader and impresario

Brian Rust.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conducting; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1214 words.

Hylton, Jack (1892–1965), bandleader and impresario, was born in Bolton, Lancashire, on 2 July 1892, the son of George Hilton, a Bolton millhand, and his wife, Mary Greenhalgh. He was...

Irving, (Kelville) Ernest (1877–1953), musical director and composer

Andrew Lamb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Conducting; Composition. 939 words.

Irving, (Kelville) Ernest (1877–1953), musical director and composer, was born on 6 November 1877 in Pound Hill, Godalming, the eldest child of Ashley Alfred Irving (b. c.1844/5, d. in or...

Johnson, Hall

Mary Frances Early.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conducting; Composition; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1352 words.

Johnson, Hall (12 March 1888–30 April 1970), composer, arranger, and choral conductor, was born Francis Hall Johnson in Athens, Georgia, the son of William Decker Johnson, an AME minister,...