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Jules Barbier

Before he wrote the libretto for what would for many decades be the world’s most popular opera — Gounod’s Faust — Jules Barbier began by writing frivolous small comic plays. Barbier was generally very much a guy of his period. His early performs had been lighthearted and topical ointment, adorned …

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Big Mike McKendrick

b. Reuben Michael McKendrick, 1901, Paris, Tennessee, USA, d. 22 March 1965, Chicago, Illinois, USA. In the 20s he performed banjo and electric guitar with various rings including one particular led by Edgar Hayes and in addition with Dave Peyton. In the first 30s he was on the highway with …

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