British music stars born in 1949

Here are 42 famous musicians from United Kingdom were born in 1949:

Rick Wakeman

Rick Wakeman (May 18, 1949 Perivale-) also known as Richard Christopher Wakeman, Grand High Wizard of Prog, Yes, Rick, Wakey, Richard, Richard Christopher "Rick" Wakeman, Caped Crusader, Reg Brooks or English Rock Ensemble is a British musician, keyboard player, songwriter, composer and film score composer. He has six children, Benjamin Wakeman, Adam Wakeman, Oscar Wakeman, Jemma Wakeman, Oliver Wakeman and Amanda Wakeman.

Discography: Piano Vibrations, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, White Rock, Silent Nights, Creepshow 2, The Gospels, In the Beginning, African Bach and Softsword: King John and the Magna Charter. Genres he performed include Progressive rock, Pop music, Rock music, Electronica, Jazz fusion, Classical music, Christian music, Electronic dance music, Ambient music, Hard rock and New-age music.

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Robin Gibb

Robin Gibb (December 22, 1949 Douglas-May 20, 2012 London) also known as ROBIN GIBB, Robin Hugh Gibb, Robin or Robin Hugh Gibb, CBE was a British singer, songwriter, composer, actor, musician, record producer and film score composer. He had four children, Spencer Gibb, Melissa Gibb, Robin-John Gibb and Snow Evelyn Robin Juliet Gibb.

His albums include Robin's Reign, How Old Are You, Magnet, Magnetic Tour, Secret Agent, Sing Slowly Sisters, My Favourite Christmas Carols, Juliet, Live with the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt Orchestra and Walls Have Eyes. Genres: Pop music, Disco, Rock music, Pop rock, Adult contemporary music, Soft rock, Blue-eyed soul, Funk, Synthpop, New Wave, Baroque pop, Psychedelic pop and Psychedelic rock.

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Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson (April 3, 1949 Notting Hill Gate-) a.k.a. Richard Thonpson, Thompson, Richard or Richard John Thompson is a British singer, musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist, songwriter and film score composer. He has two children, Teddy Thompson and Kamila Thompson.

His albums include Henry The Human Fly, guitar / vocal, Strict Tempo!, Hand of Kindness, Small Town Romance, Across a Crowded Room, Daring Adventures, Amnesia, Rumor and Sigh and Sweet Talker. Genres related to him: Rock music, Folk rock, Electric folk, Psychedelic rock, Hard rock, Alternative rock, Acoustic music and Folk music.

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Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe (March 24, 1949 Walton-on-Thames-) also known as Lowe, Nick, Nock Lowe, Nicholas Drain Lowe, Nick, Brinsley Schwarz or Nicholas Drain "Nick" Lowe is a British singer, musician, singer-songwriter, bassist and songwriter. His child is called Roy Lowe.

Discography: Jesus of Cool, Labour of Lust, Nick the Knife, Pinker and Prouder Than Previous, Party of One, The Impossible Bird, Dig My Mood, The Convincer, Untouched Takeaway and 16 All-Time Lowes. Genres: Rock music, Pub rock, Power pop, New Wave, Rock and roll and Punk rock.

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Nigel Pegrum

Nigel Pegrum (January 22, 1949-) a.k.a. Pegrum, Nigel is a British , .

Nigel Pegrum is a British musician and songwriter. He is best known for being a founding member of the Australian band, The Little River Band. Born in January 22, 1949, in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, Pegrum started his musical career as a drummer and flautist for the UK band, The Small Faces. He later moved to Australia where he joined The Little River Band in 1975 as a multi-instrumentalist. During his time with the band, Pegrum played the drums, flute, piccolo, saxophone, oboe, and keyboards. He contributed to the band's biggest hits such as "Reminiscing," "Lady," and "Lonesome Loser." After leaving the band in 1983, Pegrum continued to work as a session musician, songwriter, and producer. He also collaborated with other artists such as Bill Wyman, Mike Batt, and Richard Clapton.

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John Leckie

John Leckie (October 23, 1949 Paddington-) a.k.a. Leckie, John is a British record producer and recording engineer.

Genres he performed include Pop music and Rock music.

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Richard Digance

Richard Digance (February 24, 1949 Plaistow, Newham-) also known as Digance, Richard is a British comedian.

His albums include A Drop of Digance, Working Class Millionaire, Richard Digance & Friends Live At The QEH / Commercial Road, The New Richard Digance CD and The Finishing Tape.

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Jane Glover

Jane Glover (May 13, 1949 United Kingdom-) also known as Glover, Jane is a British conductor.

Her albums include Symphonies 40 & 41 / Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, , Symphony No. 101 in D Major "The Clock" / Symphony No. 103 in E-Flat Major "Drum Roll", Symphonies 102 & 104, Scheherazade / Capriccio Espagnol, Strauss & Headington Violin Concertos and .

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Richard James Burgess

Richard James Burgess (June 29, 1949-) also known as Richard Burgess or Burgess, Richard James is a British writer, songwriter, engineer, singer, drummer and musician.

He first gained prominence in the late 1970s as the drummer for the electronic band Landscape. Burgess then went on to produce records for a variety of artists including Spandau Ballet, Adam Ant, and Kim Wilde. In the 1980s, he helped establish the Musictech college in London, which offered courses in music technology and production. Burgess also published a book called "The Art Of Record Production", which became a standard text in music production education. In addition to his music career, Burgess is a member of the Audio Engineering Society and has been involved in the development of music software and hardware technologies.

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Robert Rankin

Robert Rankin (July 27, 1949 Parsons Green-) also known as Robert Fleming Rankin is a British novelist and writer.

Related albums: .

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John Altman

John Altman (December 5, 1949 London-) is a British film score composer, conductor, musician and orchestrator.

His albums: Funny Bones and Beautiful Thing. Genres: Film score.

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John Cooper Clarke

John Cooper Clarke (January 25, 1949 County Borough of Salford-) also known as Clarke, John Cooper, The Massed Carnaby Street John Cooper Clarkes, The Massed Carnaby St John Cooper Clarkes or Massed Carnaby Street John Cooper Clarkes, The is a British poet.

His albums: Innocents EP, Disguise in Love, Où est la maison de fromage ?, Walking Back to Happiness, Me and My Big Mouth, Snap, Crackle & Bop, The Very Best Of, Gimmix, Zip Style Method and The Day My Pad Went Mad. Genres: living poetry.

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Cliff Williams

Cliff Williams (December 14, 1949 Romford-) also known as Williams, Cliff, AC/DC or Clifford Williams is a British musician, bassist, film score composer and singer. He has two children, Erin Lucas and Luke Williams.

Genres he performed include Hard rock, Rock music, Blues rock, Heavy metal, Glam metal, Rock and roll and Progressive rock.

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Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler (August 12, 1949 Glasgow-) also known as Mark Nofler, Mark Knofler or Mark Freuder Knopfler is a British singer, guitarist, record producer, songwriter, singer-songwriter, musician, film score composer and multi-instrumentalist. He has four children, Benji Knopfler, Joseph Knopfler, Isabella Knopfler and Katya Ruby Rose Knopfler.

Discography: Local Hero, The Princess Bride, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Screenplaying, Golden Heart, Sailing to Philadelphia, A Shot at Glory, The Ragpicker's Dream, Shangri-La and The Trawlerman's Song. Genres he performed: Celtic rock, Rock music, Blues, Country, Blues rock, Roots rock and Country rock.

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Clem Clempson

Clem Clempson (September 5, 1949 Tamworth, Staffordshire-) also known as Clempson, Clem, David Clempson, Clem Clemson or Clemson, Clem is a British guitarist.

Related albums: The Royal Philharmonic Plays the Music of Rush. Genres related to him: Hard rock, Rock music, Rhythm and blues and Jazz fusion.

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Margaret Marshall

Margaret Marshall (January 4, 1949 Stirling-) a.k.a. Margaret Anne Marshall or Marshall, Margaret is a British singer.

Discography: Messiah and Messiah (Highlights).

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Jim Broadbent

Jim Broadbent (May 24, 1949 Holton cum Beckering-) also known as James Broadbent, James "Jim" Broadbent or Jim is a British actor, voice actor and screenwriter.

He was born in Lincolnshire, England and attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Broadbent has been active in the entertainment industry since the 1970s and has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and stage productions. Some of his most notable roles include Professor Slughorn in the Harry Potter film series, Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge!, and Denis Thatcher in The Iron Lady. He has won numerous awards for his acting, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film Iris. In addition to his acting career, Broadbent has also worked as a screenwriter, co-writing the film screenplay for the comedy-mystery film, The Go-Between. Throughout his career, he has become known for his versatility and ability to portray complex characters with depth and nuance.

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Robert Lindsay

Robert Lindsay (December 13, 1949 Ilkeston-) also known as Robert Lindsay Stevenson or Lindsay, Robert is a British presenter, singer and actor. He has four children, Sydney Laura Stevenson, James Lindsay Stevenson, Samuel Lindsay Stevenson and John Lindsay Stevenson.

Robert Lindsay is best known for his work on stage, television and in film. He started his acting career in the theatre, where he made his debut in Alan Ayckbourn's production of "Relatively Speaking". He then went on to star in several West End productions, including "Me and My Girl" and "Oliver!", for which he won an Olivier Award.

On television, Lindsay is well-known for his portrayal of Wolfie Smith in the sitcom "Citizen Smith" and Ben Harper in "My Family". He has also appeared in many other shows such as "GBH", "Hornblower" and "The Trial of Tony Blair". In film, he starred as Captain Hook in the 1991 film "Hook" and as Bertie Wooster in "Jeeves and Wooster", among others.

Besides acting, Lindsay has also released two albums and has performed in many musical theatre productions. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2003 New Year Honours for services to drama.

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Simon Callow

Simon Callow (June 15, 1949 Streatham-) a.k.a. Simon Callow CBE, Simon Phillip Hugh Callow, Simon Phillip Hugh Callow, CBE or Owen Windhoek is a British actor, theatre director, writer, musician, author, film director, voice actor and screenwriter.

His albums include The 'Longed-for Light' - Elgar's Music in Wartime.

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Carolyn Watkinson

Carolyn Watkinson (March 19, 1949 Preston, Lancashire-) otherwise known as Watkinson, Carolyn is a British singer.

Her discography includes: Agostino Steffani: Duetti da Camera, Gloria / Nulla in mundo pax sincera / Nisi Dominus / Cantatas, Solomon and Requiem.

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Hugh Cornwell

Hugh Cornwell (August 28, 1949 Tufnell Park-) also known as Cornwell, Hugh, Hugh Alan Cornwell, The Stranglers or The Sranglers is a British singer, writer, guitarist, songwriter and musician.

Discography: Beyond Elysian Fields, Black Hair Black Eyes Black Suit, In the Dock, Dirty Dozen Live (Live, London 2005), CCW, Footprints In The Desert, Sons Of Shiva, Mayday, Solo and Hooverdam. Genres he performed: Rock music, Punk rock, New Wave, Alternative rock and Post-punk.

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Martin Armiger

Martin Armiger (June 10, 1949 Hitchin-) a.k.a. Armiger, Martin or John Martin Armiger is a British film score composer, musician, record producer, singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Genres: Pop music and Rock and roll.

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Eddie Hardin

Eddie Hardin (February 19, 1949 London-) a.k.a. Hardin, Eddie or Hardin and York is a British singer-songwriter and pianist.

His albums include Eddie Hardin's Wizards Convention 2, You Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks, , Listen Everyone...: The Best Of, The World's Smallest Big Band, Tomorrow Today and For the World. His related genres: Rock music and Blues rock.

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John Illsley

John Illsley (June 24, 1949 Leicester-) a.k.a. Illsley, John is a British musician, songwriter and record producer.

His albums: Never Told a Soul, Live in Les Baux de Provence, Glass, Beautiful You and Testing the Water. Genres he performed: Rock music and Blues rock.

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Charlotte Cornwell

Charlotte Cornwell (April 26, 1949 Marylebone-) a.k.a. Charlotte Cornwall is a British actor and teacher. She has one child, Nancy Cranham.

Charlotte Cornwell was born in Marylebone in 1949, and grew up in Hampstead, London. She attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 1972. In her early career, Cornwell appeared in several stage productions, including the National Theatre production of The Master Builder. She later gained prominence for her portrayal of Juliet Bravo in the eponymous television series.

Cornwell has also had several notable roles in film and television, including appearances in The Saint, The Bill, and Midsomer Murders. She has also worked extensively in the theatre, performing in productions such as Death Trap, and portraying the title character in Hedda Gabler.

In addition to her work as an actor, Cornwell is also a teacher at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has one child, Nancy Cranham, with her former partner Kenneth Cranham, who is also an actor.

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Hamish Stuart

Hamish Stuart (October 8, 1949 Glasgow-) also known as Hamish Stewart, Stuart, Hamish or James Hamish Stuart is a British composer, record producer and musician.

Genres: Funk and Jazz.

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Frankie Miller

Frankie Miller (November 2, 1949 Bridgeton, Glasgow-) otherwise known as The Frankie Miller Band, Frankie Miller's Full House or Francis John Miller is a British singer, singer-songwriter and film score composer.

His albums include High Life, A Perfect Fit, The Very Best Of, The Rock, Caledonia, Standing on the Edge, Full House, Double Trouble, Falling in Love and Be Good to Yourself. His related genres: Folk rock, Rock music and Album-oriented rock.

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Phil Lynott

Phil Lynott (August 20, 1949 West Bromwich-January 4, 1986 Salisbury) also known as Philip Parris Lynott , Phillip Lynott, Philip Lynott or Lynott, Phil was a British singer, musician, record producer, bassist, singer-songwriter and songwriter. His children are called Sarah Lynott, Cathleen Lynott and Macdaragh Lambe.

His most well known albums: Live in Sweden 1983, Solo in Soho, The Philip Lynott Album, Yellow Pearl, The Man And His Music Update and Yellow Pearl a Collection. Genres: Hard rock, Heavy metal, Rock music, Blues rock, Pop music, Folk music and Psychedelic rock.

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Fred Frith

Fred Frith (February 17, 1949 Heathfield-) also known as Frith, Fred is a British musician, composer, guitarist, educator and film score composer. He has two children, Finn Liss Frith and Lucia Liss Frith.

His albums: Pacifica, Accidental: Music for Dance, Volume 3, Cheap at Half the Price, Clearing, Eye to Ear, Gravity, Guitar Solos, Middle of the Moment, Quartets and Speechless. His related genres: Avant-progressive rock, Free improvisation, Experimental music, Experimental rock and Film score.

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Trevor Horn

Trevor Horn (July 15, 1949 Durham, England-) also known as Trever Horn, Trevor Charles Horn, Horn, Trevor, The Buggles or Buggles is a British record producer, musician, singer-songwriter and composer. His children are called Aaron Horn, William Horn, Gabriella Horn and Alexandra Horn.

Genres he performed include Synthpop, Rock music, Ballad, Progressive rock, Electronica, Soul music, Disco, Electronic dance music, Rock and roll, New Wave and Electronic music.

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James Judd

James Judd (October 30, 1949-) is a British conductor.

His albums include The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto, Symphony no. 3 / Billy the Kid (Suite), Corroboree / An Outback Overture, Piano concerto in a minor, Opus 16 / Lyric Pieces (Selection), Winter Legends / Morning Song / Saga Fragment, Rhapsody in Blue, Symphony no. 2 'The Age of Anxiety' / West Side Story (Symphonic Dances) / Candide Overture, A London Symphony (no. 2) / Concerto Grosso, Piano Concerto / The Wasps (Aristophanic Suite) / English Folk Song Suite / The Running Set and Orchestral Miniatures.

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Dana Gillespie

Dana Gillespie (March 30, 1949 Woking-) a.k.a. Gillespie, Dana or Richenda Antoinette de Winterstein Gillespie is a British singer, actor, musician and songwriter.

Her most important albums: The Best of the Mainman Years, Staying Power, Hot Stuff, Blues It Up, Box of Surprises, Below the Belt, Weren't Born a Man, Foolish Seasons, Boogie Woogie Nights and Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle. Genres she performed: Folk music, Teen pop, Blues and Rock music.

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Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas (May 20, 1949 St. Catharines-) also known as David "Dave" Thomas, David Thomas, David William Thomas or Dave 'Canadian' Thomas is a British actor, screenwriter, television producer, comedian, film producer and voice actor. He has four children, Emily Thomas, John Thomas, Charlie Thomas and Harrison Thomas.

Dave Thomas is best known for his work as a cast member and writer on the sketch comedy series "SCTV," which aired from 1976 to 1984. He also co-starred in the film "Strange Brew" (1983) alongside Rick Moranis, which he also co-wrote and co-directed. In addition, Thomas has provided his voice for numerous animated television shows and feature films, including "The Simpsons," "Batman: The Animated Series," and "Brother Bear." He has won multiple Emmy Awards for his work in television production, and was inducted into the Canadian Comedy Hall of Fame in 1998. Off-screen, Thomas is an advocate for adoption and co-founded the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, which helps find homes for children in foster care.

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Roger Meddows Taylor

Roger Meddows Taylor (July 26, 1949 Dersingham-) also known as Roger Taylor, The Cross or Queen is a British singer, musician, record producer, singer-songwriter, drummer, composer and multi-instrumentalist. He has five children, Felix Luther Taylor, Rory Eleanor Taylor, Rufus Tiger Taylor, Tiger Lilly Taylor and Lola Daisy May Taylor.

His discography includes: Fun in Space, Strange Frontier, Happiness?, Electric Fire, Surrender, Fun on Earth, Man On Fire, Nazis 1994, Strange Frontier and My Country. Genres related to him: Hard rock, Heavy metal, Pop rock, Glam rock, Progressive rock and Rock music.

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Caroline Munro

Caroline Munro (January 16, 1949 Windsor-) is a British actor, model and singer. She has two children, Iona Dugdale and Georgina Dugdale.

Caroline Munro started her career as a model in the 1960s, appearing in various magazines and advertisements. She then transitioned into acting, landing roles in popular horror and sci-fi films like "Dracula AD 1972," "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad," and "Starcrash." Munro also dabbled in music, recording a few singles in the 1970s.

Aside from her work in film and modeling, Munro is also known for her philanthropy. She has worked with several charities over the years, including the NSPCC, the Prince's Trust, and the Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity. In 2015, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for her contributions to the genre.

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Bill Nighy

Bill Nighy (December 12, 1949 Caterham-) otherwise known as William Francis Nighy, William Francis Nigh, William Francis "Bill" Nighy, Bill or Billy Mack is a British actor, voice actor, film score composer and musician. He has one child, Mary Nighy.

His most recognized albums: Christmas Is All Around.

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Ann Murray

Ann Murray (August 27, 1949 Dublin-) also known as Murray, Ann or Ann Murray, DBE is a British singer. She has one child, Jonathan Langridge.

Her albums include The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Volume 3: Schubert & His Friends I, , The Banks of Green Willow, The Last Rose of Summer, Songs by Schubert's Friends and Contemporaries, , The Songs of Chausson, Songs by Bizet, Songs by Gounod and Piano Concerto no. 1 / Two Songs, op. 91. Genres related to her: Classical music.

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Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer (January 19, 1949 Batley-September 26, 2003 Paris) also known as Robert Plamer, R. Palmer or Robert Allen Palmer was a British singer, musician, record producer and singer-songwriter. He had five children, Anna Palmer, Anthony Palmer, Jane Palmer, Martin Palmer and James Palmer.

His albums: Some Guys Have All the Luck, Riptide, Addicted to Love, Heavy Nova, Addictions, Volume 1, Girl U Want, Woke Up Laughing, The Essential Selection, Addictions: Volume II and Mercy Mercy Me / I Want You. Genres: Pop rock, Rock music, Blue-eyed soul, Soul rock, New Wave, Hard rock, Pop music and Blues rock.

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Stephanie Lawrence

Stephanie Lawrence (December 16, 1949 Hayling Island-November 4, 2000 London) also known as Stephanie Imelda Mary Lawrence or Lawrence, Stephanie was a British singer and actor.

She is best known for her work in musical theatre, originating and performing roles in many West End productions including "Evita", "Starlight Express", and "Blood Brothers". Lawrence began her career as a child performer, appearing on television and in stage productions. She later became a popular recording artist, releasing several albums throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Despite suffering from health issues later in life, Lawrence continued to perform on stage and screen until her passing at the age of 50. Her talent and contribution to the world of musical theatre is still celebrated by fans and fellow performers today.

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Mike Batt

Mike Batt (February 6, 1949 Southampton-) a.k.a. Batt, Batt, Mike, Michael Philip "Mike" Batt, Michael Philip Batt or Orinoco Womble is a British artist, musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, film score composer, composer, songwriter and music artist.

His albums include Schizophonia, Tarot Suite, The Dreamstone, The Winds of Change, Zero Zero, The Hunting of the Snark, Bright Eyes at the Railway Hotel, Caravans, Lady of the Dawn and The Very Best Of. His related genres: Pop music, Pop rock and Classical music.

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Leslie Stewart

Leslie Stewart (May 23, 1949 Benghazi-) otherwise known as Leslie George Gannagé-Stewart is a British screenwriter, television director, composer and writer.

Leslie Stewart began his artistic career as a musician, studying classical guitar at the Royal College of Music in London. After completing his studies, he performed and toured as a classical guitarist before transitioning into television production. He worked as a producer and director for a number of popular British TV shows, including "Coronation Street" and "The Bill." Stewart's directing work extended into music videos, where he directed videos for Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet, among others.

In addition to his work behind the camera, Stewart is also a prolific writer. He has published several books, including a memoir detailing his experiences in the music industry and a collection of poetry. Despite his successful career in television, film and literature, Stewart continues to compose and play music, and has released several albums of his own original work.

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Mike Gaston

Mike Gaston (September 11, 1949 New Malden-) is a British mediator, television producer, radio producer, tv journalist, journalist, radio personality, musician, guitarist, singer and singer-songwriter.

Gaston is best known for his work in television and radio production, particularly his contributions to the British music scene. He began his career at the BBC, where he produced and presented various music and arts programs. Later, he worked as a producer and presenter for other television networks, including ITV and Channel 4.

Aside from his work in television and radio, Gaston is also an accomplished musician. He started his music career as a guitarist and singer-songwriter in the 1960s, performing with various bands in the UK and Europe. He later branched out into other genres, such as jazz and blues, and collaborated with other musicians throughout his career.

Gaston's contributions to the British music scene have been recognized through various awards and honors. In 2017, he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his services to music and cultural relations between the UK and India.

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