English composer Richard Leveridge (c. 1670-1758), an accomplished singer, performed in English and Italian operas and composed several himself. He also wrote art and popular songs, including The Roast Beef of Old England. During times between engagements, Leveridge ran a London coffee shop.
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Article from Wikipedia noting his singing and compositional careers with internal links to related people and topics.
Biography showing his singing associations with Purcell, Handel, and others and noting his own works from the Here Of A Sunday Morning radio program. Includes partial discography.
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