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Denver, John

Stacey Hamilton.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Voice. 1344 words.

Denver, John (31 December 1943–12 October 1997), singer, songwriter, and environmental activist, was born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., in Roswell, New Mexico, the son of Henry John...

Duwes [Dewes], Giles [pseud. Aegidius de Vadis] (d. 1535), musician and royal tutor

Gordon Kipling.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Applied Music; Social and Cultural History; Education. 1894 words.

Duwes [Dewes], Giles [pseud. Aegidius de Vadis] (d. 1535), musician and royal tutor, was perhaps of Norman origin; the village of Le Vey on the plain of Caen was then called Wez and...

Fay, Amy Muller

Margaret William McCarthy.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Education and Pedagogy; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Keyboard. 1726 words.

Fay, Amy Muller (21 May 1844–28 February 1928), pianist and musical activist, was born in Bayou Goula, Louisiana, the child of Charlotte Emily Hopkins and Charles Fay, both descended from...

Heather, William (c. 1563–1627), musician and benefactor

David Mateer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Voice; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1257 words.

Heather, William (c. 1563–1627), musician and benefactor, was apparently born at Harmondsworth, Middlesex. Nothing is known of his parentage, though he may have been related to the William...

Nicholson, Sir Sydney Hugo (1875–1947), founder of the Royal School of Church Music and choral director

John Harper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Conducting. 1025 words.

Nicholson, Sir Sydney Hugo (1875–1947), founder of the Royal School of Church Music and choral director, was born on 9 February 1875 at 26 Devonshire Place, London, the third and youngest...

Poekrich [Pockrich], Richard (1696/7–1759), inventor of musical glasses and social and economic reformer

D. J. O'Donoghue.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Engineering and Technology; Instrument-building Firms; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economics. 710 words.

Poekrich [Pockrich], Richard (1696/7–1759), inventor of musical glasses and social and economic reformer, was born in Aghnamallagh, near the town of Monaghan, Ireland, and was descended...

Rose, Billy

William Stephenson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Composition; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 2051 words.

Rose, Billy (06 September 1899–10 February 1966), songwriter, show business impresario, and philanthropist, was born on the Lower East Side of New York City, the son of David Rosenberg, a...

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,...