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Kevin Le Gendre

Kevin Le Gendre’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Simon Tunsted

Simon Tunsted (died 1369) was a Franciscan friar, theologian, philosopher and musician. The authorship of Quatuor Principalia Musicae, a treatise on music, is generally attributed to him.

Vivien Goldman

Vivien Goldman (born 25 August 1954) is a British journalist, writer and musician.

Vish Khanna

Vish Khanna is a Canadian musician, music journalist and radio personality, known for producing and hosting The Wrath of Khanna show on CBC Radio 3, his work as an assistant editor at Exclaim! Magazine, and as a contributor to Pitchfork, Signal to Noise and others. Khanna was born in Kitchener, Ontario and raised in Cambridge. He currently resides in Guelph.

John Stowell

John F. Stowell (born July 30, 1950) is an American jazz guitarist, composer, author, and lecturer.

Peter J. Pirie

Peter J. Pirie (1916–1997) was an English musicologist and critic prominent in music journalism of the mid-twentieth century. Having left school with no formal qualifications, Pirie was self-taught in music until he won a composition scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music, where he studied piano, composition and conducting.
During the Second World War he was a conscientious objector, and went to prison as a result. Once released, he was permitted to serve with the Light Rescue Service. After the war, Pirie and his family moved to Whitstable in Kent, where he helped to run a music and book shop, “Pirie and Cavender”, which was in business until 2007. Later on he moved to Sussex, near to the South Downs which he loved deeply. His wife Mildred (1911–1996) was a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers) and active as a peace campaigner.
His writing about music mainly consisted of magazine articles, reviews of recordings and concerts, and record sleeve-notes. He was a supporter of twentieth century English music, especially that of Arnold Bax and Frank Bridge. The Stratford & East London Music Festival awards a “Peter J. Pirie Memorial Prize” and a “Mildred Pirie Memorial Cup”.

Henry Needler

Henry Needler (1685–1760) was a British musician and prolific music transcriber. He joined the Academy of Ancient Music in 1728 (shortly after its founding), and transcribed a number of works of what was then termed “ancient” music from the 16th and 17th centuries that was no longer contemporary. Twenty-six volumes of his manuscripts are in the British Library, among which are six volumes of works by Palestrina.

Andrew Culver (composer)

Andrew Culver (born August 30, 1953) is a composer whose works have included chamber and orchestral music, electronic and computer music, sound sculpture and music sculpture, film, lighting, text pieces, and installations. He performs concerts with sound sources of his own invention that are based on the tensegrity structural principle as elaborated by Buckminster Fuller, a lifelong influence.
Culver worked for 11 years with John Cage, helping to realize his compositional and poetic works and direct his operas and installations.
Culver’s largest work is Ocean 1—133 (1994, 2006), the orchestral component of Ocean, which was conceived by John Cage and Merce Cunningham, with choreography by Merce Cunningham, electronic music by David Tudor, and design by Marsha Skinner.
Culver develops databases and software to realize his work and to make chance operations accessible to others. ic is his computer simulation of the I Ching coin-tossing oracle.
Culver also writes about music, art, and anarchy. He is the founder of Anarchic Harmony Foundation and the inventor of the Anarchic Philharmonic.

Percy Scholes

Percy Alfred Scholes M.A., Hon.D.Mus. (Oxon), F.S.A., F.R.Hist.S., A.R.C.M., F.T.S.C. (24 July 1877 – 31 July 1958) was an English musician, journalist and prolific writer, whose best-known achievement was his compilation of the first edition of The Oxford Companion to Music. His 1948 biography The Great Dr Burney was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
He was born in Leeds in 1877 and was educated privately, owing to his poor health as a child. He became an organist, schoolteacher, music journalist, lecturer, an Inspector of Music in Schools to London University and the Organist and Music Master of Kent College, Canterbury (1900), All Saints, Vevey, Switzaland (1902) as well as Kingswood College, Grahamstown, South Africa (1904). He was Registrar at the City of Leeds (Municipal) School of Music (1908-1912). At various times he was music critic for the Evening Standard, The Observer (1920–1927) and the Radio Times (1923–1929). He was made an Officer of the Star of Rumania in 1930. He was founder and general secretary of the Anglo-American Conference on Musical Education, Lausanne (1929 and 1931); the president of the Union of Directors of Music in Secondary Schools; founder and editor The Music Student (which later became The Music Teacher); and during the First World War he directed the Music section of the Y. M. C. A. for the troops at home and abroad. He ended his days in Cornaux, Chamby sur Montreux in Switzerland.

Oscar Treadwell

Oscar Treadwell (born Arthur Pedersen) (May 11, 1926 – April 1, 2006) was an American jazz radio journalist and presenter. Known as “OT”, he became known mainly by a dedication to him by Charlie Parker, a composition called “An Oscar for Treadwell”. Treadwell’s first jobs were as an industrial manager and consultant. However, he was better known due to his 50-year career as a DJ, jazz historian and radio host, which began in 1947 and lasted over 50 years.

Monica Hall

Monica Hall is a guitarist, author and musicologist. A reviewer and writer for The Lute Society (UK) and article contributor to the Lute Society of America Quarterly and Classical Guitar magazine. Hall’s main field of study is the baroque guitar and vihuela.

Chuck Eddy

Chuck Eddy (born November 26, 1960) is an American music journalist.

Dave Bidini

Dave Bidini (born September 11, 1963) is a Canadian musician and writer. Originally from Etobicoke, Ontario, he was a founding member of the rock band Rheostatics, and currently performs with Bidiniband. In addition, he has published several books about music, travel and sports, and has written feature journalism pieces and columns for numerous Canadian magazines and newspapers.

Antoine Bouchard (musician)

Antoine Bouchard (22 March 1932 – 21 October 2015) was a Canadian organist, composer, Roman Catholic priest, writer on music, organ builder, and music educator. He performed as an organist in the USA, France, and throughout eastern and central Canada. His recordings include Hommage à Henri Gagnon which included music by Henri Gagnon and two works by Bouchard: Postlude and Messe de Requiem. His music has been published by Ostiguy – Heritage Publishers. He wrote articles on organ building and organ performance for several Canadian music journals and for the European Music Council.

Gustav Ciamaga

Gustav Ciamaga (April 10, 1930 – June 11, 2011) was a Canadian composer, music educator, and writer. An associate of the Canadian Music Centre and a member of the Canadian League of Composers, he was best known for his compositions of electronic music, although he produced several non-electronic works. His compositions have been performed throughout North America and Europe. His work Curtain Raiser was commissioned for the opening of the National Arts Centre in 1969. An honorary member of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community, he invented a number of electronic music apparatuses, including the Serial Sound Structure Generator. As a writer he contributed articles to numerous music journals, magazines, and other publications.

David Herd (anthologist)

David Herd (1732–10 June 1810) was a noted Scottish anthologist of songs and ballads.

Andy Shernoff

Andy Shernoff (born 19 April 1955, in Queens, New York) is a musician, songwriter, record producer and oenophile.
He is a founding member of The Dictators, one of the original New York punk bands, in which he wrote nearly all of the songs, played bass guitar and keyboards, and sang backing vocals and occasional leads. He has been involved with a variety of other musical projects, most notably the heavily Dictators-populated Manitoba’s Wild Kingdom and Joey Ramone’s sole solo studio album, Don’t Worry About Me. Shernoff’s current projects include garage rock band The Masterplan, featuring members of The Fleshtones and the Waxing Poetics. In the fall of 2009, he embarked upon a series of solo shows playing songs he wrote or co-wrote and telling the stories behind them. In the spring of 2010, those shows would become “When Giants Walked the Earth – A Musical Memoir” with 50 tour dates in the Eastern U.S. and Canada. Shernoff sang “California Sun” in the official Major League Baseball promotional video for the 2010 All-Star Game. On March 24, 2012 Andy played the Reason Rally, the largest secular gathering in American history, on the National Mall in Washington DC. He released his first solo EP Don’t Fade Away in October 2012. A follow-up EP, On The First Day Man Created God, was released in February 2013.

Alison Kinnaird

Alison Kinnaird M.B.E is a glass sculptor, Celtic musician, teacher and writer born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1949.

Jean Basile

Jean Basile was the pen name of Jean Basile Bezroudnoff (January 5, 1932 – February 10, 1992), a French-born Canadian journalist and novelist from Quebec. A key figure in the underground counterculture of Montreal in the 1960s and 1970s, he is most noted for his “Mongol” trilogy of novels, La Jument des mongols, Le Grand Khan and Les Voyages d’Irkoutsk, and for cofounding the counterculture magazine Mainmise.

Jack Tracy

Jack Tracy (July 27, 1926, Minneapolis, Minnesota – December 21, 2010, Nooksack, Washington) was an American jazz producer and journalist.

Gary Theroux

Gary Theroux is an Emmy nominated American radio personality, author, actor, educator, producer, scriptwriter and musicologist who researched, programmed, wrote and, with Bill Drake and Mark Ford, co-produced the Billboard award-winning 52-hour 1978 edition of The History of Rock and Roll rockumentary. He also spend 20 years as the Music & Entertainment Editor of Reader’s Digest.
Theroux’s work over the years has resulted in multiple Telly, Golden Reel, N.Y. Festivals, Billboard and Communicator Awards. Over his 1982-2002 run as the Music & Entertainment Editor of Reader’s Digest he strategized, directed teams and helped manage RD’s Home Entertainment Division, marketing in 33 countries. He created, programmed, produced and annotated more than 300 CD/DVD releases which collectively have sold over 39 million copies. During Theroux’s tenure his division of the Reader'[s Digest Association grew in stature to account for no less than 60% of the RDA’s entire corporate income (while the flagship magazine was generating only 25%).
Theroux began in radio at age 11, quickly developing the ability to climb into the heads of target demos other than his own and custom-craft programming just for them. His extensive knowledge of music and pop cultures of all eras and genres allowed him to create definitive LP and later CD collections in a broad spectrum of styles. A founder of Reader’s Digest Video, he created many of their biggest TV triumphs, from America In The ’40s (PBS) and Legends Of Comedy (Disney) to An Old-Fashioned Christmas (syndicated). He also assembled such award-winning series and specials as Remembering The ‘70s, Elvis, On A Country Road (with Lee Arnold), In Touch (with Kris Erik Stevens), The 100 Greatest Christmas Hits of All Time (with Wink Martindale), The Golden Years, The Halloween Spooktacular (with Kerin McCue) and, most famously, the 52-hour History Of Rock ‘n’ Roll (winner of Billboard’s “Top Special Program Of The Year” award). The author of many articles, liner notes and books, Theroux is a former format designer/programmer and Director of Special Features for Drake-Chenault Enterprises. A longtime DJ, actor, narrator, commercial spokesman, scriptwriter and UCLA instructor, Gary is also an entertainment historian, maintaining files (bios, photos, reviews, etc.) on more than a century of hit music, films and TV programming. From 2007 to 2011 he served as managing producer-head writer for Armstrong InterActive’s Emmy-winning TV programming. Theroux’s one of the industry leaders on the Nominating Committee of The Hit Parade Hall of Fame. in 2014 he completed both the goodtime comedy screenplay and novelization versions of his yet-to-be-published Knight Before Christmas.

Melissa Bradshaw

Melissa Bradshaw is a writer and journalist based in London. Bradshaw is known primarily for her work in music.

John Perry (musician)

John M. Perry (born 4 June 1952) is an English musician, songwriter, and composer. He came to prominence in the late 1970s as the guitarist for the English rock band the Only Ones.
The Only Ones came out of London during the first wave of punk (1976–77) and, rather like the New York bands the Heartbreakers and Television with whom they later toured, suffered from being too musical for lumpen-punk but too “new” for conservative record business sensibilities. Though they were lumped in with the new wave vanguard, the band were too musically literate – not to mention long in the tooth – to be punks. Rather they were sophisticated guitar rockers whose sound embraced all flavors of 50s and 60s rock. Although never a huge commercial success, the band are highly influential.
Perry’s guitar style is noted for a combination of attack and melody, a mixture that the UK music magazine Sounds described as being “very superb”.

Trent McMartin

Trent McMartin is a Canadian music journalist and entertainment writer. He is notable for his pieces that blend editorial and news, making for an entertaining yet informative read. His career in journalism happened accidentally when an editor from an online newspaper discovered his posts on the message boards at His work has been featured in such daily newspaper publications as the Chicago Tribune and Calgary Herald.
Trent was born in 1978 in Edmonton, Alberta. He has worked for and contributed to various Canadian and American print publications and websites including SEE Magazine, Vue Weekly,, UnRated Magazine,, Mote Magazine,, Monsters and Critics, and Soul Shine Magazine.