Elizabeth Evans-Pughe et al. in Radlett - late January, 1963

from Letters of the Evans-Pughe family:

TO: The Rev. J and Mrs. Evans-Pughe,  Coedlys, Llanfairpwll., Anglesey, N.Wales

FROM: Elizabeth, St. Nicholas, 97 Windmill Lane, Bushey Heath

POSTMARK:  31 Jan 1963

Saw (?) last concert held by the Radlett Music Club – John Williams, the guitarist was the main performer.  He is a pupil of Segovia and very young.  He played works by Bach, Scarlatti and Villa-Lobos & other Spanish composers.  You may have heard him on the wireless – he is the best classical guitarist in this country & we were very impressed with the ease …   more >>

cite as

Elizabeth Evans-Pughe, Letters of the Evans-Pughe family. In Private papers of the Evans-Pughe family. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1442319764726 accessed: 19 May, 2022 (Contributed by Christine Evans-Pughe)

location of experience: Radlett

Listeners

John Evans-Pughe
Chorister, electronics engineer, National Service
1925-

Experience Information

Date/Time late January, 1963
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

John Evans-Pughe (1925 to 1996) was a chorister (with his younger brother Tom) at the choir of the College of St Nicholas, Chislehurst, under Sir Sydney Nicholson and later a music scholar at Kings School Canterbury, Kent. The St Nicholas choir was recorded for many BBC broadcasts and for Columbia Records. A Columbia recording in 1939 featuring John Evans-Pughe and Michael Lumb as treble soloists singing O Lovely Peace (Handel) and Brother James’ Air (arr. Jacob) was a best seller. John did National Service in Egypt and Greece, and then studied science at Trinity College, Dublin. He went on to became an electronics engineer for Marconi Space and Defence Systems, continuing with music in his spare time. Elizabeth is his wife.


Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:22:45 +0100
Approved on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 10:49:13 +0100