English conductor who rose to fame leading symphonies like the San Francisco Symphony and the Seattle Symphony in 1932.
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.
In 1957, he was named an Order of the British Empire -- a hugely prestigious honor.
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.
He was once asked to guest-conduct the San Francisco Symphony, which Blair Tindall once performed with as well.