English musicians born in 1928

Here are 10 famous musicians from England were born in 1928:

Bill Maynard

Bill Maynard (October 8, 1928 Heath End, Surrey-) also known as Walter Frederick George Williams, bill_maynard, Walter Williams or Maynard, Bill is an English actor and comedian. His children are called Maynard Williams and Jane Maynard.

His most well known albums: Pheasant Pluckers Son.

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Frankie Vaughan

Frankie Vaughan (February 3, 1928 Liverpool-September 17, 1999 Oxford) a.k.a. Frank Abelson or Vaughan, Frankie was an English singer. He had one child, Andrew Ableson.

His albums: Give Me the Moonlight: The Best of Frankie Vaughan, The Heart of a Man and There Must Be a Way. Genres he performed: Traditional pop music and Easy listening.

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Michael John Hurd

Michael John Hurd (December 19, 1928 Gloucester-August 8, 2006 Liss) a.k.a. Michael Hurd was an English composer.

He was known for his works in several genres, including opera, ballet, choral music, and music for children. Hurd received his education at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and later became a professor of music at the University of Reading. He also served as the president of the British Music Society.

Throughout his career, Hurd remained committed to creating accessible, vibrant music that appealed to a wide audience. His works for children, including the cantata Jonah-Man Jazz and the musicals The Swing Mikado and The Piper of Hamelin, were particularly popular and have become classics of children's music. He also wrote several acclaimed operas, such as King Arthur and The Aspern Papers.

In addition to his compositions, Hurd was also a musicologist and wrote several books on the subject, including a biography of the composer William Walton. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1985 for his contributions to music.

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Aubrey Woods

Aubrey Woods (April 9, 1928 London-May 7, 2013 Barrow-in-Furness) was an English actor.

He appeared in many films, including "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" (1971), "The Killing Fields" (1984) and "A Clockwork Orange" (1971). Woods also had an extensive career on stage, appearing in numerous productions in London's West End. He was particularly known for his performances in musicals, including "The Boyfriend" and "Oliver!". Woods also worked as a voice actor, providing the voice for the character of Silas in the animated series "The Animals of Farthing Wood". In addition to his acting work, Woods was a teacher and lecturer, sharing his knowledge and experience with the next generation of actors.

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Mike Sammes

Mike Sammes (February 19, 1928 Reigate-May 19, 2001) otherwise known as Sammes, Mike was an English singer.

Genres related to him: Pop music.

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Monty Sunshine

Monty Sunshine (April 9, 1928 Stepney-November 30, 2010) a.k.a. Sunshine, Monty was an English musician and clarinetist.

His albums: Monty Sunshine's Jazz Band Live at the BP Studienhaus.

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Ted Dicks

Ted Dicks (May 5, 1928 Muswell Hill-January 27, 2012 England) was an English composer and film score composer.

Ted Dicks was born on May 5, 1928 in Muswell Hill, London, England. He studied music at the Royal Academy of Music in London and went on to become a prolific composer for film and television. Dicks is best known for his work on the popular British TV series "Monty Python's Flying Circus" and for writing the hit song "Right Said Fred" in collaboration with Bernard Cribbins. He also composed music for films such as "Carry On Matron" and "Carry On Behind" as well as the TV series "Doctor Who" and "The Avengers". Over the course of his career, Dicks earned several awards for his work, including a BAFTA award in 1967 for his music on "The Plank". He passed away on January 27, 2012 in England at the age of 83.

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Adele Leigh

Adele Leigh (June 15, 1928 London-May 23, 2004 Vienna) was an English singer.

She is best known for her performances in operatic productions, particularly in the roles of Rosalinde in "Die Fledermaus" and Hanna Glawari in "The Merry Widow". Leigh began her singing career in musical revues in the West End before transitioning to opera in the 1950s. She quickly gained critical acclaim for her performances and was invited to perform in major opera houses throughout Europe, including the Vienna State Opera where she was a regular presence for over a decade. Alongside her operatic performances, Leigh also recorded several albums and made appearances on television shows.

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Harry Klein

Harry Klein (December 25, 1928 London-June 30, 2010) was an English saxophonist.

He was primarily known for his work in the bebop and post-bop genres of jazz. Klein began his professional career in London in 1949 performing with Ronnie Scott and Johnny Dankworth, and later played with other notable jazz musicians such as Tony Crombie, Tubby Hayes, and Stan Tracey. He also performed on numerous recordings throughout his career, including albums with Cleo Laine and Zoot Sims. In addition to his work as a musician, Klein was also an educator and mentor to many aspiring jazz musicians.

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Mick Mulligan

Mick Mulligan (January 24, 1928 Harrow, London-December 20, 2006 Chichester) otherwise known as Mulligan, Mick was an English trumpeter and bandleader.

His most well known albums: The Pye Jazz Anthology.

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