- Malcolm MacDonald
(b Blackburn, March 6, 1928; d West Linton, Scotland, March 28, 2015). Scottish composer, pianist and writer on music. Son of a railway fireman (of Scots descent) and a mill-worker (of Welsh), his gifts were evident in childhood. Composer and accompanist for the Blackburn Ballet Company at the age of 14, he studied the piano with Iso Elinson at the RNCM, on an open scholarship (...