Ernest Tomlinson

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Birthday
19, 1924
Birthplace
Lancashire, England
Death Date
Jun 12, 2015 (90)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
19, 1924
Birthplace
Lancashire, England
Death Date
Jun 12, 2015 (90)

About

Composer from Lancashire known for his work in the classical music subgenre known as 'light music'. He won Ivor Novello Awards in 1970 and 1975.

Before Fame

He was a chorister and head boy at Manchester Cathedral.

Trivia

He created The Library of Light Orchestral Music after it was revealed that the BBC was removing light music from their archives in 1948.

Family Life

His wife Jean died in 2006. He has four children.

Associated With

He and composer Michael Nyman have both been named Members of the Order of the British Empire for their contributions to the arts.