Basil Cameron

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Birthday
18, 1884
Birthplace
Reading, England
Death Date
Jun 26, 1975 (90)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
18, 1884
Birthplace
Reading, England
Death Date
Jun 26, 1975 (90)

About

English conductor who rose to fame leading symphonies like the San Francisco Symphony and the Seattle Symphony in 1932.

Before Fame

He started playing the violin when he was eight years old. This led to an obsession with music, and an eventual hope to pursue it professionally.

Trivia

In 1957, he was named an Order of the British Empire -- a hugely prestigious honor.

Family Life

He was born in Reading, a suburb of Berkshire in England. He was married twice. His first wife was Frances Jones, and his his second wife was Phyllis MacQueen.

Associated With

He was once asked to guest-conduct the San Francisco Symphony, which Blair Tindall once performed with as well.