Sydney Baynes (2 January 1879 – 9 March 1938) was an English conductor, composer and leader of one of the United Kingdom's most popular radio bands. Born in Sudbury, Middlesex (nr. Wembley), he was educated at Hawley Crescent Primary School and Haverstock Hill School in Camden, Middlesex. He gained his first employment as an organist in London and was later the piano accompanist for singers such as Edward Lloyd and Ben Davies. Through this work he became a respected conductor for London theatres including the Adelphi and Drury Lane. He worked for the BBC for many years and formed and conducted his own orchestra between 1928 and 1938 which broadcast and recorded regularly. He died on 9 March 1938 at Willesden General Hospital, Willesden, London. whilst residing at 14 The Avenue, Wembley.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1879
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1939
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||C-14533||12-in.||3/3/1914||Destiny waltz||Victor Military Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-42136||10-in.||3/28/1928||Destiny||Rudy Seiger ; Shell Symphonists||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-017844||10-in.||12/20/1937||Destino||Giulietta Morino||Violin solo, with guitar||composer|
|Columbia||37052||12-in.||10/24/1914||Destiny waltz||Prince's Band ; G. Hepburn Wilson||Band||composer|
|Columbia||W143415||10-in.||2/19/1927||Destiny||Cole McElroy's Spanish Ball Room Band||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Edison||3930||10-in.||7/1/1915||Destiny waltz||Jaudas' Society Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Gramophone||0EA7938||10-in.||7/22/1939||Destiny||Clifford Greenwood ; London Palladium Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Baynes, Sydney," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116772.
Baynes, Sydney. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116772.
"Baynes, Sydney." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.
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