Clifton Parker (Edward John Clifton Parker)

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Forest Hill, London, England, UK
Son of a bank manager, Clifton Parker followed his two elder brothers into the commercial profession, but studied music in private. After obtaining an A.R.C.M diploma in piano teaching at the Royal College of Music in 1926, he continued in commerce for a while before obtaining employment as a music copyist. A number of his own classical pieces began to get published, eventually attracting the attention of film conductor Muir Mathieson. Read more...