Person Born 25/1/1915 Died 22/10/1989
Folk singer, songwriter, dramatist, Marxist. Born Jimmie Miller in Salford, Lancashire. Three wives: theatre director Joan Littlewood, movement teacher Jean Newlove (with whom he had Kirsty MacColl) and American folksinger Peggy Seeger (20 years his junior). Songs include: ‘Dirty old town’, ‘The first time I ever saw your face’. 1957-64, with Seeger, created a series of radio ballads for the BBC.