Timeline of UK LGBT Music

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This is a Timeline of UK LGBT Music, created in connection with the theme of Music being adopted for LGBT History Month 2014.

Musicians born up to 1899

  • Blondel (c. 1155–1202) – minstrel, composer, possibly lover of King Richard I.
  • Mark Smeaton (c. 1512–1536) – young court musician executed for alleged adultery with Queen Anne Boleyn.
  • Arabella Hunt (1662–1705) – musician whose "husband" turned out to be a woman.
  • George Frideric Handel (1685–1759) – said by Beethoven to be "the greatest composer that ever lived".
  • Dame Ethel Smyth (1858–1944) – composer and suffragette.
  • Clement Harris (1871–1897) – composer, lover of Siegfried Wagner.
  • Edward J Dent (1876–1967) – Cambridge Professor of Music.
  • Roger Quilter (1877–1953) – composer of songs and light music.
  • John Ireland (1879–1962) – composer of chamber music.
  • Lord Berners (1883–1950) – eccentric composer, painter and novelist.
  • Fred Barnes (1885–1938) – music hall performer.
  • Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (1892–1988) – reclusive composer of piano works.
  • Ivor Novello (1893–1951) – singer, songwriter, composer of musical comedies.
  • Douglas Byng (1893–1987) – music hall artist and pantomime dame.
  • Sir Noël Coward (1899–1973) – actor, singer, playwright, composer.

Musicians born 1900–1929

  • Leslie Hutchinson, "Hutch" (1900–1969) – cabaret star.
  • Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903–1989) – composer, sometime lover of Benjamin Britten.
  • Richard Addinsell (1904–1977) – composer of the Warsaw Concerto.
  • Sir Michael Tippett (1905–1998) – composer of A Child of Our Time.
  • Sir Peter Pears (1910–1986) – singer, life partner of Benjamin Britten.
  • Stanley Bate (1911–1959) – composer of symphonies and other works.
  • Benjamin Britten, Lord Britten, (1913–1976) – composer of Peter Grimes, founder of the Aldeburgh Festival.
  • Sir John Pritchard (1921–1989) – conductor, Musical Director of the Glyndebourne opera.
  • Noel Mewton-Wood (1922–1953) – concert pianist.
  • John Lanchbery (1923–2003) – composer and arranger of ballet music.
  • Angela Morley, previously Wally Stott (1924–2009) – composer for films and TV.
  • James Bernard (1925–2001) – composer for the Hammer horror films.
  • Johnny Brandon (born 1925) – singer and composer of stage musicals.
  • George Melly (1926–2007) – Jazz musician and writer.
  • Joe Meek (1929–1967) – record producer who composed the best-selling "Telstar".

Musicians born 1930–1949

Musicians born 1950–1959

Musicians born 1960–1969

Musicians born 1970 onwards

Key dates in LGBT music

See also

External links