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by Richard
22 Jun 2004, 17:01
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Albert Biggs
Replies: 0
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Albert Biggs

My grandfather, Albert Biggs, played the piano and I understand had his own jazz band in the 1920's as well as other times during his life. He came from Camberwell, and accompanied silent films in local picture houses. Towards the end of his life during the 1960's, when I was a very young boy, I rec...
by Richard
07 Aug 2003, 15:57
Forum: Piano History
Topic: William Gillegin
Replies: 8
Views: 12142

Re: William Gillegin

William Gillegin was my great great great grandfather. The references to him being a piano forte maker and piano tuner stem from birth and marriage certificates which I hold. In later certificates, he refers to hinself as a Professor of Music. I wonder if this may be an embelishment on his part... T...