British music stars born in 1914

Here are 14 famous musicians from United Kingdom were born in 1914:

Alec Guinness

Alec Guinness (April 2, 1914 Maida Vale-August 5, 2000 Midhurst) a.k.a. Alec Guinness de Cuffe, Alec Guiness, Sir Alec Guinness, Mystery Guest Star or Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE was a British actor. He had one child, Matthew Guinness.

His albums: Classics for Children.

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John Arlott

John Arlott (February 25, 1914 Basingstoke-December 14, 1991 Alderney) was a British journalist, commentator and sports commentator.

He is best known for his cricket commentary, which was described as poetic and distinctive. Arlott began his career in journalism as a junior reporter at the Hampshire Chronicle and eventually became a cricket correspondent for The Guardian. He also worked as a commentator for the BBC and was a regular on their Test Match Special radio program. Arlott was a strong opponent of apartheid and refused to cover cricket matches in South Africa during the era of segregation. In addition to his sports commentary, Arlott was also a noted wine writer and an authority on poetry. He was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1975 for his services to journalism and broadcasting.

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John Masters

John Masters (October 26, 1914 Kolkata-May 7, 1983 Santa Fe) also known as Lieutenant Colonel John Masters or DSO was a British novelist and writer.

He was born in Kolkata, India and was educated in England. Masters served in the British Army during World War II, where he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his efforts as a tank commander. After the war, Masters returned to India and served in the Indian Army before retiring in 1948 to pursue a career as a novelist.

Masters' novels often explored themes of imperialism, social hierarchy, and the loss of traditional ways of life in India. Some of his most notable works include "Bhowani Junction," "The Nightrunners of Bengal," and "Coromandel!". His writing was praised for its detailed and accurate portrayal of Indian society, and he was admired by writers such as E.M. Forster and V.S. Naipaul.

In addition to his work as a novelist, Masters was also a journalist and travel writer. He traveled extensively throughout India and documented his experiences in books such as "The Road Past Mandalay" and "East of Suez."

Masters lived in the United States for the last few years of his life and died in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1983.

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Larry Adler

Larry Adler (February 10, 1914 Baltimore-August 6, 2001 London) also known as Larry Adler Et Al., Lawrence Cecil Adler or Lawrence "Larry" Cecil Adler was a British musician, actor and film score composer.

His albums: The Best of Larry Adler, The Best Of, The Great Larry Adler: Original Recordings 1934–1947, The Man I Love, Stormy Weather, , It Ain't Necessarily So, The Glory of Gershwin and Harmonica Virtuoso.

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Norrie Paramor

Norrie Paramor (May 15, 1914 London-September 9, 1979 Chipping Barnet) also known as Norman William Paramor, Norrie Paramor och Hans Orkester, Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra, B-side Norrie or Paramor, Norrie was a British conductor, composer, record producer and film score composer.

His albums include Cliff Richard 1950s, Just We Two and Norrie Paramor’s The Wonderful Waltz.

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Leonard Feather

Leonard Feather (September 13, 1914 London-September 22, 1994 Sherman Oaks) otherwise known as Feather, Leonard or Leonard G. Feather was a British journalist, composer, jazz pianist and critic. He had one child, Lorraine Feather.

His albums: The Chronological Classics: Leonard Feather 1937-1945. Genres he performed: Jazz.

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Tommy McQuater

Tommy McQuater (September 4, 1914 Maybole-January 20, 2008 London) was a British , .

Genres he performed include Jazz.

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Andrzej Panufnik

Andrzej Panufnik (September 24, 1914 Warsaw-October 27, 1991) also known as Panufnik, Andrzej was a British composer, conductor, music pedagogue and pianist. He had one child, Roxanna Panufnik.

His albums include Homage to Polish Music, , Panufnik: Sinfonia Votiva / Sessions: Concerto for Orchestra, Panufnik Conducts Panufnik: Sinfonia Rustica, Sinfonia Sacra, Sinfonia Concertante and Messages: Chamber Works for Strings. Genres he performed: 20th-century classical music, Ballet and Chamber music.

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Winifred Atwell

Winifred Atwell (February 27, 1914 Tunapuna-February 28, 1983 Sydney) otherwise known as Winfred Atwell was a British pharmacist and jazz pianist.

Her albums include Party Medleys, The Best Of Winifred Atwell, Around the World in 80 Tunes, Honky Tonk Piano Party and Honky Tonk Boogie. Genres: Boogie-woogie, Ragtime and Classical music.

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Laurie Lee

Laurie Lee (June 26, 1914 Stroud-May 13, 1997 Slad) a.k.a. Laurie, Laurence Edward Alan Lee, Laurence Edward Alan "Laurie" Lee, Laurence Edward Lee or Laurence Edward Alan "Laurie" Lee, MBE was a British novelist, poet, screenwriter and author. His children are Jesse Frances Lee and Yasmin Lee.

Discography: Edge of Day.

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Margaret Eliot

Margaret Eliot (February 26, 1914 St Pancras, London-February 27, 2011) also known as Margaret Augusta Eliot was a British teacher and musician. She had three children, Peter Asher, Jane Asher and Clare Asher.

Throughout her career, Margaret Eliot taught music history and appreciation at various schools and universities in the UK and the US, including the Royal College of Music, University of California, and University of Michigan. In addition to her teaching career, Eliot was also an accomplished musician, playing both the piano and the organ. She performed in many concerts and recitals throughout her lifetime, and her love for music was passed down to her children, who also became prominent figures in the music industry. Margaret Eliot remained an influential figure in the field of music education until her passing in 2011 at the age of 97.

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Frank Chacksfield

Frank Chacksfield (May 9, 1914 Battle-June 9, 1995 Kent) a.k.a. Francis Charles Chacksfield was a British bandleader, composer, conductor and film score composer.

Discography: Frank Chacksfield in the Limelight, Film Festival / King of Kings and The Decca Years 1953 - 1975. Genres he performed: Big Band, Orchestra, Pop music and Easy listening.

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Ross Parker

Ross Parker (August 16, 1914 Manchester-August 2, 1974 Kent) was a British actor, musician, lyricist, songwriter, composer and pianist.

His most recognized albums: The Happy Piano of Ross Parker. His related genres: Pop music and Swing music.

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Giacinto Prandelli

Giacinto Prandelli (February 8, 1914 Lumezzane-June 14, 2010 Milan) was a British actor and opera singer.

His albums include .

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