British Male Pianists

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Roger Waters
(Composer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Screenwriter, Singer, Pianist, Record producer)
Roger Waters
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Birthdate: September 6, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Surrey

Co-founder of the rock band, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters is celebrated singer, songwriter and composer. Beginning his career with rhythm guitar, he initially served solely as a bassist in Pink Floyd before emerging as their lyricist, co-lead vocalist, and conceptual leader. Later he left the group due to creative difference and embarked on his solo career, releasing numerous albums and singles

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Benjamin Britten
(British Composer, Pianist, and Conductor Known for His Iconic Operas)
Benjamin Britten
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Birthdate: November 22, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lowestoft
Died: December 4, 1976

Path-breaking British composer, pianist, and conductor Benjamin Britten was known for his fine operas such as Peter Grimes and the War Requiem. He also created countless orchestral works and is known for his long professional partnership with tenor Peter Pears, a collaboration that led to the formation of the Britten-Pears Foundation.

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Rick Wakeman
(Composer, Musician, Keyboardist, Songwriter, Pianist, Film score composer, Radio personality)
Rick Wakeman
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Birthdate: May 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Perivale

One of the most popular rock keyboardists of the progressive rock genre, Rick Wakeman soared to fame as part of the band Yes and later had an equally successful solo career. He had ditched his initial dream of becoming a pianist to start his career as a session musician.

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Tom Fletcher
(Musician)
Tom Fletcher
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Birthdate: July 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London Borough of Harrow
Tom Fletcher, lead vocalist and guitarist of the band McFly, has also written for several artists and bands, such as Busted, One Direction, and The Vamps. A successful YouTube vlogger, too, he has documented and shared all three pregnancies of his wife, Giovanna. He has also written several children’s books.
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Jack Bruce
(Scottish Singer-Songwriter and Former Member of the Band Cream)
Jack Bruce
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Birthdate: May 14, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bishopbriggs
Died: October 25, 2014

Legendary Scottish singer-songwriter, bassist, and composer Jack Bruce gained international fame with the British rock band Cream and released iconic tracks such as I Feel Free. He also performed as part of the jazz fusion group the Tony Williams Lifetime. In 2006, he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Elton John
(Singer, Pianist and Composer- One of the Best-Selling Artists of All Time)
Elton John
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Birthdate: March 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pinner, England
The supremely gifted English singer, songwriter, pianist and composer, Elton John has entertained music lovers globally since the 1970s. His phenomenal talent make him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Not to forget his tribute to Princess Diana, Candle in the Wind 1997, which till date is one of the best-selling singles in the UK and the US.
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Dhani Harrison
(English Musician, Singer and Son of George Harrison)
Dhani Harrison
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Birthdate: August 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Windsor

Dhani Harrison is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and composer. Best known as the son of George Harrison, Dhani started his career by assisting his father record his final album, Brainwashed. He then went on to form his own band called Thenewno2. Dhani Harrison also established himself as a composer, scoring music for TV shows like Good Girls Revolt and Outsiders.

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Jack Savoretti
(British Musician, Singer, and Songwriter)
Jack Savoretti
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Birthdate: October 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England

Jack Savoretti is a British musician, singer, and songwriter. He achieved popularity in 2015, when he released his fourth studio album, Written in Scars, which peaked at number seven on the UK Albums Chart. In 2019, Jack Savoretti released his sixth album Singing to Strangers, which became his first album to peak at number one on the UK Albums Chart.

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Declan McKenna
(English Pop and Rock Singer-Songwriter)
Declan McKenna
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Birthdate: December 24, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Enfield, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Declan McKenna went from being a high-school drop-out to winning the 2017 BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year Award. He gained fame with his chartbusting debut single, Brazil, which criticized the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He has also participated in major music festivals, such as Coachella and Glastonbury.

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James Righton
(Musician)
James Righton
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Birthdate: August 25, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: England

James Righton is an English musician credited with co-creating the new rave band Klaxons. Apart from releasing albums and singles, James Righton also works on creating music for films and theatre. In 2015, he scored music for a short film titled William. In 2018, he scored for a comedy-drama feature film titled Benjamin.

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Jools Holland
(English Singer, Composer, Pianist, Bandleader, and Television Presenter)
Jools Holland
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Birthdate: January 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London

Jools Holland is an English singer, composer, pianist, bandleader, and television presenter. He came into prominence in the mid-1970s, when he became part of the rock band Squeeze. His popularity increased when he co-presented the popular music TV show The Tube from 1982 to 1987. Jools Holland is also known for his collaborations with famous artists like Sting and Bono.

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Evgeny Kissin
(Russian-born Composer and Concert Pianist)
Evgeny Kissin
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Birthdate: October 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow

Evgeny Kissin is a Russian-born composer and concert pianist. He is renowned for his renditions of the works of great musicians like Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Over the course of his illustrious career, Evgeny Kissin has won many prestigious musical awards, such as the Grammy Awards, Triumph Award, and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Award.

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Jon Lord
(English Pianist and Keyboardist of Deep Purple)
Jon Lord
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Birthdate: June 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leicester
Died: July 16, 2012

English composer, pianist, and Hammond organ player Jon Lord is remembered for his fiery performances as the keyboardist of the rock band Deep Purple. Trained in classical piano, he also received a drama school scholarship, which he ditched to focus on music. He was posthumously named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Stuart Adamson
(Scottish Rock Singer, Guitarist, and Founder Member of Skids)
Stuart Adamson
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Birthdate: April 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manchester
Died: December 16, 2001

One likened to legendary musician Jimi Hendrix, Scottish rock guitarist and singer Stuart Adamson was a founder member of the Scottish punk rock/new wave band Skids. He later formed the rock band Big Country. He hanged himself to death in a Hawaiian hotel at age 43.

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Tom Odell
(British Singer and Songwriter)
Tom Odell
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Birthdate: November 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chichester

Tom Odell is a British singer and songwriter. He came into prominence in 2012, when he released his debut EP, Songs from Another Love, which earned him the Critics' Choice Award at the 2013 BRIT Awards. The same year, Tom Odell released his debut studio album Long Way Down, which peaked at number one on the UK Albums Chart.

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Georg Solti
(Hungarian-British Orchestral and Operatic Conductor Who has appeared With Opera Companies in Munich, Frankfurt and London)
Georg Solti
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Birthdate: October 21, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 5, 1997

Georg Solti was an operatic and orchestral conductor. He is best remembered for his association with opera companies in London, Frankfurt, and Munich. He also worked with the popular Chicago Symphony Orchestra where he served as a music director for a long time. Solti became the subject of a 1987 biographical TV documentary titled This Is Your Life.

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Andras Schiff
(Pianist)
Andras Schiff
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Birthdate: December 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Born to Holocaust survivors, Hungarian-born pianist Andras Schiff began learning the piano at age 5. He is now best known for his interpretations of legends such as of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. His numerous awards include a Grammy. He was also knighted for his achievements.

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John Cale
(Welsh Musician, Composer and Founding Member of the American Rock Band 'The Velvet Underground')
John Cale
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Birthdate: March 9, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Garnant, Wales

Experimental musician John Cale is best known as the co-founder of the rock band The Velvet Underground. The son of a coal miner father, he later developed a love for music that earned him a scholarship to the University of London. Prescribed opiates for his bronchial issues, he later struggled with addiction.

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Albert Lee
(Musician, Pianist, Singer, Guitarist)
Albert Lee
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Birthdate: December 21, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leominster

Albert Lee is an English guitarist best known for his hybrid picking and fingerstyle technique. Renowned for his technical virtuosity and his speed of playing, Lee was named the Best Country Guitarist by Guitar Player magazine on five consecutive occasions. At the 2017 UK Americana Awards, Albert Lee was awarded the prestigious Trailblazer Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Neil Innes
(Comedic Performer Known for Helping to Create the Avant-Garde Comedy Musical Group 'Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah' Band)
Neil Innes
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Birthdate: December 9, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Danbury, Essex, England
Died: December 29, 2019

The son of a British Army officer, comedian and musician Neil Innes had begun training in the piano and the guitar since childhood. Part of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah band, he wrote the hit single I’m the Urban Spaceman. He is also remembered for his collaboration with the Monty Python team.

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Russ Ballard
(English Musician and Lead Singer of the Rock Band 'Argent')
Russ Ballard
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Birthdate: October 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Waltham Cross

Russ Ballard is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He came into prominence when he became part of the rock band Argent, where he performed as the guitarist and lead singer. As a songwriter, Russ Ballard is credited with writing hit songs like So You Win Again, Since You Been Gone, and Liar.

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Georgie Fame
(English Jazz and R&B Musician)
Georgie Fame
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Birthdate: June 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Leigh

Georgie Fame is an English jazz and R&B musician. Fame, who started his career in the 1960s, is still going strong and often works with contemporaries like Bill Wyman, Van Morrison, and Alan Price. He is perhaps best known for his association with the British rhythm and blues group, Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames.

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Stephen Hough
(Pianist)
Stephen Hough
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Birthdate: November 22, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Heswall, England
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Rod Argent
(Musician)
Rod Argent
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Birthdate: June 14, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
(Legendary British Composer and Conductor)
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
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Birthdate: August 15, 1875
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 1, 1912

Known as the African Mahler for his bi-racial ethnicity, British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor ruled the music scene of the early 20th century. Throughout his illustrious career, he taught music, judged contests, and created many choral and orchestral works. He was best known for the Longfellow trilogy, based on The Song of Hiawatha.

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Ken Hensley
(English Singer Who is Best Known for His Association With the Rock Band 'Uriah Heep')
Ken Hensley
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Birthdate: August 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Plumstead

Ken Hensley was an English multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer. He is best remembered for his association with the popular rock band Uriah Heep during the 1970s. He wrote many of the band's songs, including hit singles like Easy Livin', Lady in Black, and Look at Yourself. Ken Hensley also released many solo albums, such as Free Spirit and Running Blind.

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James Dean Bradfield
(English Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist, and the Lead Vocalist of 'Manic Street Preachers')
James Dean Bradfield
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Birthdate: February 21, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pontypool

Best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers, James Dean Bradfield is also known for his solo singles such as An English Gentleman. He has also collaborated with the likes of Tom Jones and Patrick Jones. He is married to the band’s PR agent, Mylène Halsall.

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Michael Nyman
(English Pianist, Musicologist, Librettist, Filmmaker, and Composer of Minimalist Music)
Michael Nyman
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Birthdate: March 23, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stratford, London, England

Michael Nyman is an English pianist, musicologist, librettist, filmmaker, and composer of minimalist music. He is best known for scoring music for several films directed by Peter Greenaway during the 1980s. Michael Nyman is also credited with writing numerous operas, such as Letters, Riddles and Writs, Facing Goya, and Noises, Sounds & Sweet Airs. 

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Richard Stilgoe
(British Musician, Lyricist, Songwriter, and Broadcaster)
Richard Stilgoe
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Birthdate: March 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Camberley

Richard Stilgoe is a British musician, lyricist, songwriter, and broadcaster. He is best known for his frequent television appearances and humorous songs. A keen puzzler, Stilgoe has also written several books on puzzles and hosted several quiz shows. Also known for his charity work, Richard Stilgoe is credited with founding a charity organization called the Alchemy Foundation.

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James Toseland
(English Singer-Songwriter, Pianist, and Former Motorcycle Racer)
James Toseland
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Birthdate: October 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sheffield

Retired English motorcycle racer James Toseland is also a talented pianist and sings for his rock band, Toseland. While he had a promising career in racing, having participated in the Superbike and MotoGP World Championships, he switched to music after a wrist injury ended his racing career.

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Phil Coulter
(Irish Singer-Songwriter Known for His Partnership with Songwriter Bill Martin)
Phil Coulter
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Birthdate: February 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Derry

A legend of Celtic music, Phil Coulter was the best-selling Irish music artist of his time. Starting his career as a songwriter for various artists, he later teamed up with songwriter Bill Martin to write hits such as Puppet on a String. He also penned a theme for the Irish rugby team.

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Tony Hatch
(English Composer, Pianist, Arranger, Songwriter, and Producer)
Tony Hatch
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Birthdate: June 30, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pinner

Tony Hatch is an English composer best known for composing music for television and musical theatre. He also works as a pianist, arranger, songwriter, and producer. Some of his best known works include compositions for TV series like The Doctors, Emmerdale Farm, and Neighbours. In 2013, Tony Hatch was made an inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Jona Lewie
(British Singer, Songwriter, and Multi-instrumentalist)
Jona Lewie
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Birthdate: March 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Southampton

Jona Lewie is a British singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for his 1980 hits, Stop the Cavalry and You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties. Jona Lewie is also known for his albums, Alias Jona Lewie, Heart Skips Beat, and Optimistic. 

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George Shearing
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Birthdate: August 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 14, 2011
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Ian Stanley
(British Musician Who Was One of the Important Members of the Pop Rock Band 'Tears for Fears')
Ian Stanley
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Birthdate: February 28, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bath

Ian Stanley is a British musician, record producer, and songwriter. He is best known for his association with the pop rock band Tears for Fears, where he was one of the most important members during the 1980s. Ian Stanley played a key role in the creation of the band's successful album Songs from the Big Chair.

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Mike Barson
(Musician, Pianist)
Mike Barson
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Birthdate: April 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edinburgh
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Brian Auger
(Pianist, Jazz musician, Record producer, Composer)
Brian Auger
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Birthdate: July 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
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Russ Conway
(Musician, Pianist, Songwriter)
Russ Conway
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Birthdate: September 2, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bristol
Died: November 16, 2000
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Thomas Adès
(Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Music educator)
Thomas Adès
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Birthdate: March 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
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Chris Stainton
(Musician, Pianist, Songwriter)
Chris Stainton
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Birthdate: March 22, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sheffield
Winifred Atwell
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Arnold Bax
(Composer)
Arnold Bax
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Birthdate: November 8, 1883
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 3, 1953
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Patrick Wolf
(Singer-songwriter)
Patrick Wolf
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Birthdate: June 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
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Peter Skellern
(Singer-songwriter, Pianist)
Peter Skellern
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Birthdate: March 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bury, Lancashire, England
Died: February 17, 2017
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Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
(Pianist, Composer, Music critic, Writer)
Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
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Birthdate: August 14, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Essex
Died: October 15, 1988
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Richard Rodney Bennett
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Birthdate: March 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Broadstairs, England
Died: December 24, 2012
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Billy Currie
(Musician)
Billy Currie
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Birthdate: April 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Huddersfield, England
William Sterndale Bennett
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Birthdate: April 13, 1816
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Died: February 1, 1875
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Leonard Feather
(Jazz Pianist)
Leonard Feather
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Birthdate: September 13, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 22, 1994
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Derek Bell
(Harpist)
Derek Bell
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Birthdate: October 21, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: October 17, 2002