Herbert Greene
Herbert Greene
Herbert Jabez Green (1907–1980) was a talented English professional musician and virtuoso of the 81 key Wheatstone Duet Concertina and accomplished player of many different concertinas, the accordion and the piano. He had an excellent technique and ability to exploit the full capabilities of his instrument, particularly the double keyboards with his use of counterpoint, rich harmonies, tricky embellishments and improvisation.
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Q&A with Columbus State athletic director Jay Sparks: CSU teams succeed amid ... - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Google News - over 5 years
(Men's basketball) Coach (Herbert) Greene and I had grad assistants for a long time. But I will say that not until we hired Jonathan Norton as my assistant that the women's basketball program start to flourish -- it just took off
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BRIEF: Columbus State selected to host Peach Belt Conference men's and women's ... - American Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
He praised the Columbus Sports Council and its director, Herbert Greene, whom Sparks succeeded as CSU athletic director. "I think that went over well with some of the athletic directors and baseball coaches," Sparks said, "and perhaps some good rumors
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High school basketball: Central's Emerson Hollis wins another slam dunk ... - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Google News - almost 6 years
He also won the title at the third annual Herbert Greene All-Star Classic on March 26 at Columbus State. Here's a video from Saturday's contest at Jordan and below that I've put the video from the Herbert Greene game
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David H. Greene, 94, Scholar of Ireland
NYTimes - over 8 years
David H. Greene, a leading scholar of Irish literature and one of the authorized biographers of the playwright J. M. Synge, the author of ''The Playboy of the Western World,'' died last Wednesday near his home in Boynton Beach, Fla. He was 94. The cause was pneumonia, his daughter Candy Moss said. For nearly 40 years, Professor Greene taught at New
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NYTimes - almost 11 years
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League YANKEES--Sent C Koyie Hill outright to Columbus of the IL. National League CINCINNATI REDS--Sent INF Matt Kata outright to Louisville of the IL. FLORIDA MARLINS--Placed OF Jeremy Hermida and RHP Carlos Martinez on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Matt Cepicky from Albuquerque of the PCL. Recalled RHP
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Lawrence Jacobs, 49, Manhattan Architect
NYTimes - almost 26 years
Lawrence Ronald Jacobs, an architect and the design principal for several corporate buildings in New York City, died on Thursday at New York University Hospital. He was 49 years old and lived in Manhattan. Mr. Jacobs died of AIDS, a spokesman for the family said. Mr. Jacobs was a founding partner of the Manhattan architectural firm
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Herbert Greene Dead; A Director of Musicals
NYTimes - over 31 years
Herbert Greene, the musical director of many Broadway shows, including ''The Music Man,'' for which he won a Tony Award in 1958, died of a heart attack Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 64 years old. Over the years, his career in the theater had embraced several different capacities, including conductor, arranger, vocal teacher, producer
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NYTimes - over 35 years
By Christopher Lehmann-Haupt FROM BAUHAUS TO OUR HOUSE. By Tom Wolfe. 143 pages. Illustrated. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $10.95. ONE might just as well sit back and enjoy it. After all, what Tom Wolfe is saying in ''From Bauhaus to Our House,'' most of which originally appeared in the June and July issues of Harper's, is not so original that it
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Herbert Greene
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1980
    Age 73
    Died in 1980.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1962
    Age 55
    Mrs Green died in 1962.
    More Details Hide Details Herbert Greene also played live on BBC radio and provided background music for The Magic Box (film) (1951), although this was largely edited out in the final release, and Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951) in which a little more of his music can be heard. Inspired by his admiration for Sir Charles Wheatstone, Herbert Green went on invent the "Concordeon" (a unique musical instrument constructed from part concertina and part accordion) and later an electronic organ that was connected to the keys of his concertina and able to produce many different sounds and effects. He also wrote detailed memoirs about his life and career as an entertainer although these are currently unpublished. Towards the end of his life he became disappointed by the decline in popularity of the concertina in the UK and disillusioned with the direction in which the entertainment industry was heading, feeling that true musical skill and talent were not respected or appreciated as they should be.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1930
    Age 23
    He grew up in hard times and experienced family difficulties, eventually marrying Bertha Maude Skelton in 1930 whom he also taught to play the concertina, so that she could become his musical partner under the stage name of Marion Vane in a popular and successful double act.
    More Details Hide Details They played together for many years at live events all over the UK, entertaining the troops with ENSA during the Second World War and at the same time raising four children, some of whom also later performed with them on stage. They appeared in shows with many well known performers of the day including; Joyce Grenfell, Ivor Novello, Norman Wisdom, Bransby Williams, Kate Carney and Bea Lillie.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1907
    Age 0
    Herbert Greene came from humble beginnings, born in Edmonton, North London in 1907.
    More Details Hide Details He grew up during the First World War and left school at the age of fourteen. His musical talents emerged at a young age and his dedication, hard work and love of the concertina made him an accomplished player by his teenage years, during which he would often play at social events and local pubs.
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