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Sidonie Goossens

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Sidonie Goossens

Person  Female  Born 19/10/1899  Died 15/12/2004

Categories: Music / songs

Harpist, known as Annie. Born at 78 Seaview Road, Liscard, Cheshire. Daughter of Eugene Goossens.  Her career began in London theatres and at the age of 16, she joined the London Symphony Orchestra as the only female musician. She was a founder member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, becoming the first harpist to be broadcast on both radio and television. Recommended for a damehood, she was supposedly vetoed by Margaret Thatcher. Died at her home, Woodstock Farm, Gadbrook Road, Betchworth.

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