Alan Blumlein


Birthday June 29, 1903

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace England

DEATH DATE Jun 7, 1942 (38)

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Audio engineer who combined stereo sound. He made many contributions to telecommunications, sound recording, television, and radar.

Before Fame

He graduated from the Imperial College in London with honors.


He had 128 patents to his name. He was killed while secretly testing the H2S airborne radar system in 1942.

Family Life

He married schoolteacher Doreen Lane after two years of courtship.

Associated With

He worked for EMI, which grew to be a huge record label with a roster of famous artists like George Martin.