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Harold Hamer

Harold (Spensley) Hamer. Educator, organist, composer, b Leeds, England, 9 Mar 1900, d Halifax, NS, 11 Sep 1980; FRCO 1926, honorary D MUS (Mount Allison) 1969. His early musical training was at Durham Cathedral Choristers' School.

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Muriel Kerr

Muriel Kerr. Pianist, teacher, b Regina 18 Jan 1911, d Los Angeles 18 Sep 1963. She began her career at seven, performing a Mozart concerto. She studied with Paul Wells in Toronto, with Alexander Raab in Chicago, and with Percy Grainger.

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Ralph Horner

Ralph (Joseph) Horner. Conductor, composer, teacher, b Newport, Monmouthshire (now in Gwent, Wales), 28 Apr 1848, d Winnipeg 7 Apr 1926; B MUS (Durham) 1893, D MUS (Durham) 1898. He studied 1864-7 at the Leipzig Cons and returned ca 1868 to London, where he conducted choirs and operatic productions.

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Romain-Octave Pelletier II

Romain-Octave II Pelletier (Peltier). Producer, critic, violinist, b St-Lambert, near Montreal, 26 Aug 1904, d there 11 Jan 1968; BA (Montreal) 1924, LL B (Montreal) 1927. After studies in law 1924-7 at the University of Montreal he became a notary and practised that profession 1928-33.

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Eleazer Williams

Eleazer Williams, Protestant Episcopalian minister, pretender to the French throne (b at Lake George, NY, about 1788; d at St Regis Reservation, NY 28 Aug 1858). Williams was of mixed Haudenosaunee and white ancestry from the Caughnawaga (now Kahnawake) Reserve near Montréal.

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Bonnie Burnard

Bonnie Burnard, short story writer (born 15 January 1945 in Petrolia, ON; died 4 March 2017 in London, ON). Burnard wrote two books of short fiction and one novel.

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W. Davidson Thomson

W. (William) Davidson Thomson. Baritone, choir conductor, teacher, b Perth, Scotland, 22 Jan 1886, d Winnipeg 3 Jun 1961. Emigrating to Canada in 1903 he worked as a hired hand in Oak Lake, Man, where he was remembered for his lusty open-air renditions of Scottish songs.

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Adam Schott

Adam (Joseph) Schott. Bandmaster, b Mainz, Germany 1794, d Poona, India, 4 Aug 1864. This son of the founder of the German publishing house B. Schott's Söhne became a bandmaster in the British army.

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Jean Réti Forbes

Jean Réti Forbes (b Sahlmark, m Réti, m Forbes). Pianist, teacher, musicologist, editor, b Saltcoats (near Yorkton), Sask, 19 May 1911, naturalized US 1965, d Athens, Ga, 7 May 1972; ATCM 1930, LRAM 1933.

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The Paupers

The Paupers. Toronto rock band. It was formed in 1965 as the Spats by the drummer Ronn (Skip) Prokop, the guitarists Bill Misener and Chuck Beal, and the bass guitarist Denny Gerrard.

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Roloff Beny

Roloff Beny, photographer (b Wilfred Roy Beny at Medicine Hat, Alta 7 Jan 1924; d at Rome, Italy 16 Mar 1984). Beny took up photography as a child. He also painted and had a watercolour show at age 15.

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Clovis (Llano)

These big-game hunters sought mammoths, mastodons, camels and horses that were native to North America at the time. Following the retreat of the Wisconsin glaciers, these animals became extinct, hastening the end of this stage of North American Prehistory.

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Richard Lacroix

Richard Lacroix, printmaker, painter, sculptor (b at Montréal 14 July 1939). He learned etching, lithography, silk-screen and block printing in Montréal with Albert DUMOUCHEL.

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Andrew Bannatyne

Andrew Graham Ballenden Bannatyne, businessman, politician (b on South Ronaldsay, Orkney Is 31 Oct 1829; d at St Paul, Minn 18 May 1889).

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Kensington Market

Kensington Market. Toronto rock band, active 1967-9. Named for a downtown Toronto neighbourhood, it was formed by songwriters Keith McKie (vocals, guitar) and Eugene Martynec (guitar, piano), with Alex Darou (bass guitar) and Jimmy Watson (drums).

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Arthur Plamondon

(Joseph) Arthur Plamondon. Tenor, teacher, b Montreal 9 June 1881, d near Paris between 1939 and 1945; lauréat (AMQ). He studied paino with Émery Lavigne and then voice with Guillaume Couture, and became a soloist at the Montreal cathedral. He subsequently studied and gave concerts in Paris.

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Louise Hirbour

Louise Hirbour. Musicologist, teacher, b Montreal 23 May 1938; B MUS (Montreal) 1964, Certificat d'études supérieures (Sorbonne) 1966, L MUS (Montreal) 1969, D MUS (Montreal) 1975.