Ewan MacColl

Singer, Musical Artist

1915 – 1989

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Who was Ewan MacColl?

James Henry Miller, better known by his stage name Ewan MacColl, was an English folk singer, songwriter, communist, labour activist, actor, poet, playwright, and record producer. He was thrice married: to theatre director Joan Littlewood, to Jean Newlove, with whom he had two children including the singer/songwriter Kirsty MacColl, and to American folksinger Peggy Seeger, with whom he had three children, Kitty, Calum and Niall. He collaborated with Littlewood in the theatre, and with Seeger in folk music.

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Born
Jan 25, 1915
Salford, Greater Manchester
Also known as
  • Ewan McColl
  • MacColl, Ewan
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Nationality
  • United Kingdom
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Died
Oct 22, 1989
Beckenham

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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