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Sir Thomas Beecham
Birth: Apr. 29, 1879
Death: Mar. 8, 1961

Composer and opera impresario. Thomas Beecham was born in St. Helens, Lancashire, England, into a noted family that owed its fortune to the production of pharmaceutical products. Although educated at Oxford, musically, Beecham was largely self-taught. His first public appearance came in nearby Manchester in 1899, when he replaced conductor Hans Richter, who was taken ill just before a concert with the famed HallZ Orchestra. During his career, Beecham founded three orchestras : The Beecham Symphony Orchestra in 1909, The London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1932, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1946. For his services to music, Beecham received a knighthood in 1916. Sir Thomas Beecham's autobiography "A Mingled Chime" was published in 1943, and Beecham also published the biography of his good friend Delius in 1958. (bio by: Steve Brown) 
St Peter Churchyard
Tandridge District
Surrey, England
Plot: Almost behind Delius' grave, in the front row facing the High Street (between Mar and Joyce).
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Record added: May 05, 2001
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We miss your great music! REST IN PEACE!
- David Bohn
 Added: Aug. 17, 2017

- Alys from England
 Added: Oct. 30, 2016
Your wit and recorded legacy has been such a joy and a comfort for me through the years. Thank you.
- Ila
 Added: Oct. 25, 2016
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