Person    | Male  Born 22/5/1813  Died 13/2/1883

Richard Wagner

Composer, conductor, theatre director and John Wayne look-alike. Born Germany. Came to London in 1839, heavily in debt. Stayed at 23-25 Old Compton Street where he begun the Flying Dutchman, inspired by the rough crossing he had just endured.

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Richard Wagner

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Edward Dannreuther

Edward Dannreuther, musician, 1844 - 1905, lived here 1873 - 1894. Host to Ri...

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Spirit of Soho Mural

Interesting that Coca Cola are specifically mentioned on the panel but not as...

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Kathleen Ferrier

Kathleen Ferrier

Contralto singer.  Born Lancashire.  Her brief marriage failed due to physical incompatibility.  She learnt the piano and in a 1937 music festival she also competed in the singing contest for a bet...

Person, Music / songs

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Jake Slee

Jake Slee

Jake was the original drummer, in 1986, with Crazy Pink Revolvers. The previous year he had played music with Stephen Luscombe of Blancmange for the 1985 Alternative Miss World Show.For the above ...

Person, Music / songs

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Pete Quaife

Pete Quaife

Musician. Born Peter Alexander Greenlaw Kinnies in Tavistock, Devon. His mother became pregnant after an affair with an American serviceman. She married after the war and the whole family took her ...

Person, Music / songs, Canada, Denmark

1 memorial
Sidney Bechet

Sidney Bechet

Saxophonist, clarinetist and composer. Born in New Orleans. He was an outstanding clarinetist in his teens and toured Europe with Will Marion Cook's Syncopated Orchestra. In London he was imprisone...

Person, Music / songs, France, USA

1 memorial