Peter Gammond

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Peter Gammond[1]

Peter Gammond (30 September 1925 – 6 May 2019) was a British music critic, writer, journalist, musician, poet, and artist. Gammond was born in Winnington, Northwich, Cheshire.[2] Upon returning to civilian life in 1947 Gammond continued his studies at Wadham College, Oxford, until 1950, where he read English. During his time at Oxford, he composed and produced an operetta, Love and Learning.[3]

Gammond worked for a time in a West Country pub and as a rates assessor in Willesden, before joining the publicity department of the Decca Record Company in 1952, as an editor and sleeve-note writer. He died on 6 May 2019 at the age of 93.[4]

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  1. A photograph by Jane Bown.
  2. At 43 Moss Road.
  3. A later operetta by Gammond is The Good Soldier Schweik, based on the satirical novel by Jaroslav Hašek.
  4. The order of service for Gammond’s funeral: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ebbaEADV9mQrcYo5hVKwDUBZcxQZwEWq/view?usp=drivesdk. The film that constituted the eulogy to Gammond is at https://vimeo.com/337991627.

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