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Britton, Thomas (1644–1714), concert promoter, book collector, and coal merchant

Douglas A. Reid.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1238 words.

Britton, Thomas (1644–1714), concert promoter, book collector, and coal merchant, was born on 14 January 1644 at Rushden near Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire. He migrated to London where...

Brown, James Duff (1862–1914), librarian and compiler of music reference books

K. A. Manley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Music Education and Pedagogy; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1031 words.

Brown, James Duff (1862–1914), librarian and compiler of music reference books, was born on 6 November 1862 at 3 Reid Terrace, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, the second of seven children of James...

Clark, Alfred Corning (1873–1950), record and electrical goods manufacturer

Peter Martland.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Radio; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 2372 words.

Clark, Alfred Corning (1873–1950), record and electrical goods manufacturer, was born in New York, USA, on 19 December 1873, the elder son of Walter Lowry Clark, a chocolate manufacturer,...

Condon, Eddie

William Howland Kenney.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Blues; Jazz; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1117 words.

Condon, Eddie (16 November 1905–04 August 1973), jazz personality and organizer of Chicago-style jazz bands, recording sessions, and concerts, was born Albert Edwin Condon in Goodland,...

Crane, William (d. 1545), musician and merchant

Ian W. Archer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Voice. 1078 words.

Crane, William (d. 1545), musician and merchant, was of obscure origins, but by 1506 he had become a gentleman of the Chapel Royal, for in May of that year he performed at the...

Crichlow, Frank Gilbert (1932–2010), musician, restaurateur, and community activist

Mike Phillips.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Performance Practice and Studies; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 1327 words.

Crichlow, Frank Gilbert (1932–2010), musician, restaurateur, and community activist, was born on 13 July 1932 in Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Little is known of his early life. He...

Dodd, Thomas (d. 1834), musical instrument maker and music-seller

David J. Golby.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Instrument-building Firms; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 478 words.

Dodd, Thomas (d. 1834), musical instrument maker and music-seller, was the third son of Edward Dodd (1704/5?–1810), bow maker. His family moved from Sheffield to London and he was...

Downey, Morton

Marcia B. Dinneen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Voice; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1352 words.

Downey, Morton (14 November 1901–25 October 1985), singer, composer, and businessman, was born in Wallingford, Connecticut, the son of James Andrew Downey, the fire chief of Wallingford and...

Ebers, John (bap. 1778, d. 1858), bookseller and opera manager

John Rosselli.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Publishing. 948 words.

Ebers, John (bap. 1778, d. 1858), bookseller and opera manager, was born in Hertford, where he was baptized at St Andrew's Church on 24 July 1778, the son of John Henry Ebers and his wife,...

Epstein, Brian Samuel (1934–1967), popular music entrepreneur and retailer

Michael Brocken.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1741 words.

Epstein, Brian Samuel (1934–1967), popular music entrepreneur and retailer, was born on 19 September 1934 at a private nursing home at 4 Rodney Street, Liverpool, the first of two children...

Evans, Rudolph Bayfield [Rudy] [performing name André de Dakar] (1897–1987), singer, actor, and entrepreneur

Val Wilmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1136 words.

Evans, Rudolph Bayfield [Rudy] [performing name André de Dakar] (1897–1987), singer, actor, and entrepreneur, was born at Monkey Hill, Panama, on 23 February 1897, the eighth son and ninth...

Flackton, William (bap. 1709, d. 1798), bookseller and musician

Sarah Gray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Composition; Publishing; Keyboard. 970 words.

Flackton, William (bap. 1709, d. 1798), bookseller and musician, was born in Canterbury and baptized on 27 March 1709 in the parish of St Alphege there, the eldest surviving son of John...

Forster, William (1764–1824)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Instrument-building Firms; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Publishing. 3 words.

See Forster, William

Freeth, John [pseud. John Free] (1731–1808), innkeeper and political ballad writer

John Horden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Composition; Political Theory; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 595 words.

Freeth, John [pseud. John Free] (1731–1808), innkeeper and political ballad writer, was born at the Bell tavern, Philip Street, Birmingham, the son of Charles Freeth, landlord of the Bell,...

Gow, Niel (1794–1823), music-seller and composer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Composition; Publishing. 3 words.

See Gow, Nathaniel

Gualdo, John

Myrl Duncan Hermann.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Composition. 762 words.

Gualdo, John (?–20 December 1771), musician, composer, and wine merchant, was born Giovanni Gualdo. Details of his parents are unknown. He arrived in Philadelphia in the 1760s as a wine...

Gunn, Wilbur Adams (1860–1920), motor vehicle manufacturer and singer

Andrew Minney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Voice. 912 words.

Gunn, Wilbur Adams (1860–1920), motor vehicle manufacturer and singer, was born in Troy, Ohio, USA, on 23 May 1860, the eldest son of the Revd James Winn Gunn and his wife, Mary Catherine....

Heath, Sir Edward Richard George [Ted] (1916–2005), prime minister

Douglas Hurd.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; UK Politics; Conducting. 16966 words.

Heath, Sir Edward Richard George [Ted] (1916–2005), prime minister, was born at 1 Holmwood Villas, Albion Road, Broadstairs, Kent, on 9 July 1916, the elder son of William George Heath...

Hill, Joe

Melvyn Dubofsky.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1050 words.

Hill, Joe (07 October 1879–19 November 1915), labor radical and troubadour, was born Joel Hägglund in Gävle, Sweden, the son of Olof Hägglund, a railway conductor, and Margareta Katarina...

Horniman, Frederick John (1835–1906), tea merchant and founder of the Horniman Museum, London

Michael Horniman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Instrument-building Firms; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Art; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1226 words.

Horniman, Frederick John (1835–1906), tea merchant and founder of the Horniman Museum, London, was born on 8 October 1835 at Bridgwater, Somerset, the fourth of six children of John...