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Sir George Shearing

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Sir George Shearing

Person  Male  Born 13/8/1919  Died 14/2/2011

Categories: Music / songs

Countries: USA

Pianist and composer. Born at 67 Arthur Street, Battersea, Blind from birth, he attended Linden Lodge School, where he received training in classical piano, and learned to read music by Braille. In 1947 he emigrated to America where he achieved great recognition, including performing for three presidents. He composed over 300 titles; his best known piece being 'Lullaby of Birdland'. Died in East 88th Street, New York.

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Sir George Shearing OBE, 1919 - 2011, jazz pianist and composer. The Batterse...

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