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Adams, William, 1807-1880

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  • 1807-1880

Rev. William Adams was born on January 25, 1807, in Colchester, Connecticut.

He was a Presbyterian minister and pastoral theologian. He attended Phillips Academy (where his father, John Adams (1772-1863), was the principal), followed by Yale College (1823-1827) and Andover Theological Seminary (1827-1830). He served as the pastor of the Congregational Church in Brighton, Massachusetts (1831-1834), the Central Presbyterian Church (1834-1853), which moved into a new building and became the Madison Square Presbyterian Church (1853-1874) in New York City. He was a founder as well as the first president of the Union Theological Seminary (1874) in New York City. He was also its professor of Sacred Rhetoric until his death in 1880.

In 1831, he married Susan Patton Magoun (d. 1834). In 1836, he remarried her sister Martha Bradshaw Magoun. He died on August 31, 1880, in Orange Mountain, New Jersey.

Adamson, Samuel A. (Samuel Arthur), 1845-1890

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  • 1845-1890

Samuel Arthur Adamson was born on June 18, 1845, in Holbeck, Yorkshire, England.

He was a well-known and widely esteemed geologist of the Midlands, who provided good service to the cause of science by spreading interest in the progress of geology. He took an active part in the affairs of the local scientific societies becoming the Local Secretary of the Yorkshire Geological Society for the Leeds district. In 1877, he became a Fellow of the Geological Society. He especially devoted his attention to the Carboniferous rocks and the Drift phenomena of his own neighbourhood and published many articles in various geological journals.

In 1871, he married Mary Ann Summersgill. He died in January 1890, in Leeds, Yorkshire West Riding, England.

Adderley, Nat, 1931-2000

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  • 1931-2000

Nathaniel Carlyle Adderley was born on November 25, 1931, in Tampa, Florida.

He was an American jazz trumpeter and composer, the younger brother of saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, whom he played with for many years. He attended Florida University, majoring in sociology with a minor in music, and switched to cornet in 1950. From 1951 to 1953, he served in the army and played in the army band under his brother, taking at least one tour of Korea before returning to the United States. He attended Florida A&M, intending to become a teacher. While in school, Lionel Hampton invited him to join his band on a European tour in 1954-55. In 1956, he moved with his brother to New York City, founding the bop group Cannonball Adderley Quintet. Adderley became a musical innovator and accomplished improviser of the hard-bop jazz movement. His abilities as a jazz musician rivalled many of his musical contemporaries. He was not only known for his outstanding cornet improvisations but also for his compositional output. Many of his works, such as the “Work Song” (1960), are now part of the standard jazz repertoire. He had also been recording outside the Adderley group. He worked with Kenny Clarke, Wes Montgomery, and Walter Booker. In 1966, he was hired to ghost Sammy Davis Jr.'s character of the trumpet player in the movie “A Man Called Adam.” In the 1970s, he toured Europe, Japan, US and taught courses at Harvard while performing and recording with his quintet. He created the Adderley Brotherhood, and in the 1980s and 1990s, he toured Europe and the US. In 1997, he joined the faculty of Florida Southern College as an artist-in-residence and was inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame in Kansas City.

He died on January 2, 2000, in Lakeland, Florida.

Addie, George Kyle

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  • 1868-1958

George Kyle Addie was born on June 16, 1868, in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

He was a land surveyor. Accepted as a surveyor on July 10, 1889, he first practiced in his home region of Sherbrooke before moving to Quebec City in 1906. He was often called as an expert witness in court, and he also did a great deal of work for major railroads, electricity and pulp and paper companies, notably Price Brothers Co. Ltd. Addie surveyed many township subdivisions in the Thetford-Mines area and also Asbestos Mines Ltd. and Bells Asbestos Coy, Ltd.

He was married to May Ruperta Davidson (1875-1968). He died on May 15, 1958, in Quebec City, Quebec and is buried in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Addinsell, Richard, 1904-1977

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  • Person
  • 1904-1977

English composer Richard Addinsell is best known for his romantic “Warsaw Concerto,” used in the soundtrack for the now mostly forgotten film “Dangerous Moonlight.” Home-schooled, he studied law in Oxford at Herford College but abandoned the legal field after only 18 months; he enrolled in 1925 at the Royal College of Music but quit after two terms. He began collaborating with various producers of theatrical musical revues, including Noel Gray and Clemence Dane. He spent 1929 touring European musical centers, particularly Berlin and Vienna. In 1932, Eva Le Gallienne asked him to create the incidental music for her Broadway adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass." His real talent, however, seems to have been composing for film. Between 1932 and 1965, he composed music for more than 40 films, many of them well known. Even though “Dangerous Moonlight” (released in North America as “Suicide Squadron”) was not a great success, his Rachmaninov-inspired “Warsaw Concerto” that characterized the score has been recorded more than a hundred times and sold over three million copies. In 1942, he collaborated with Joyce Grenfell and with Laurier Lister for some West End revues. In the 1960s he withdrew from his group of friends and retired from public life. His last years were spent with his good friend Victor Stiebel, comforting him during the difficult decline due to multiple sclerosis. Stiebel died in 1976 and Addinsell a year later.

Addison, C. G. (Charles Greenstreet), -1866

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  • 1812-1866

Charles Greenstreet Addison was born on April 1, 1812, in Maidstone, Kent, England.

He was an English barrister and historical, travel and legal writer. He was called to the bar on June 10, 1842, by the Inner Temple and joined the home circuit and Kent sessions. Addison was a revising barrister for Kent. In 1838, he published “Damascus and Palmyra,” describing a journey in the Middle East. He then wrote a “History of the Knights Templar” (1842). In 1843, he published another historical work on the Temple Church. He was best known as the author of two legal textbooks, “Treatise on the Law of Contracts, 1845,” and “Wrongs and their Remedies, a Treatise on the Law of Torts, 1860,” which went through several editions in the UK and US. His book "The Knights Templars" has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

In 1848, he married Frances Octavia Murray (1849- ). He died on February 19, 1866, in London, England.

Addison, Eleanor (Mrs. William H.F.)

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  • 1875-1948

Eleanor Corkhill Adams Addison was born on March 17, 1875, in Defiance, Ohio, the daughter of Dr. Edward T. and Jeanette F. (Lamb) Adams.

She was a poet. She grew up in Toronto, Canada and attended Bishop Strachan School. She married William Henry Fitzgerald Addison (1880-1963) in Toronto on December 25, 1905. Addison was a graduate of the University of Toronto and the University College. He came to the University of Pennsylvania in 1905 when he was appointed as a Demonstrator of Normal Histology. Shortly after he received his M.D. from the University in 1917, he became a full Professor of Normal Histology and Embryology in the School of Medicine. Eleanor moved with her husband to Philadelphia. Her first work as a poet, “Nonamessett, and Other Verses,” was published in Philadelphia by Westbrook Publishing Company in 1928. Her next book of poetry, “Sonnets from a Masque of Love,” was published by the Mitre Press in London in 1931. During the next ten years, she published three more compilations. Eleanor and William moved to Mount Vernon, New York when William retired from the University of Pennsylvania in 1948. They lived with their daughter Agnes Eleanor Addison (wife of John M. Gilchrist).

Eleanor died on December 19, 1948, in Mount Vernon, New York.

Addison, John, 1920-1998

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  • 1920-1998

John Mervyn Addison was born on March 16, 1920, in Chobham, England.

He was a British composer best known for his film scores. He studied at the Royal College of Music (1936-1939). In 1939, he served with the British XXX Corps in the 23rd Hussars during the World War II. In 1945, he returned to London to teach composition at the Royal College of Music. Addison is best known for his film scores. He won an Academy Award for Best Original Score and a Grammy Award in the Best Original Score from a Motion Picture or Television Show category for the music to the 1963 film Tom Jones. He also won a BAFTA Award for A Bridge Too Far (1977). His other film scores included A Taste of Honey (1961), Smashing Time (1967), The Honey Pot (1967), Sleuth (1972), Swashbuckler (1976) and the television series Centennial (1978). He composed the theme music for the television series Murder, She Wrote and won an Emmy for the 2-hour pilot episode in the Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (dramatic underscore) category. In 1990, he retired to Bennington, Vermont, where he returned to writing music for chamber orchestra and symphony. His "Bassoon Concertina" was first performed by the Halle Orchestra in Manchester, England, in the summer of 1998. Addison's collection of correspondence, scores, and studio recordings was donated to the Film Music Archives at Brigham Young University in 1994.

He died on December 7, 1998, in Bennington, Vermont.

Addrisi, Dick

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  • Person
  • 1941-

Richard P. Addrisi was one half of the American pop duo, the Addrisi Brothers. The brothers were born in Winthrop, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, to a couple from Europe known as the “Flying Addrisis,” an acrobatic trapeze act. Although they sometimes claimed to have been part of the act as youngsters, Dick has later said that his father was a businessman. It soon became apparent that the brothers had musical talents, and encouraged by comedian Lenny Bruce, who heard them perform, the family headed west in 1954, performing along the way for various fraternal organizations. Bruce helped them find an agent who lured them to Calfornia in 1956 with the possibility of an audition for mouseketeers on the Mickey Mouse Club RV show. That fell through, but the family stayed on and in 1957 Richard started going to the Hollywood Professional School. The next year they performed in Las Vegas and claimed to be the youngest act ever to work there. They recorded for Del-Phi Records, then Imperial Records and Warner Brothers Records. After it became clear they were not cut out for singing careers, they switched to song-writing and had a few hits among some 22 singles. Their greatest success was “Never My Love,” a gentle ballad written in 1967 for The Association; in 2011, this song was named the second most performed song ever, according to a tabulation by the performing rights organization BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) In the 1970s they composed music for television, including the theme for the television show “Nanny and the Professor.” The brothers’ careers as a duo ended in 1984 when Don died of pancreatic cancer. Dick later moved to Argentina.

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