Ewan MacColl (Composer)
Born: 25th January 1915, Salford, England
Died: 22nd October 1989, London, England
James Henry Miller better known by his stage name Ewan MacColl, was a British folk singer, songwriter, folk song collector, labour activist and actor. He is known for instigating the 1960s folk revival as well as writing such songs as "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and "Dirty Old Town".
MacColl collected hundreds of traditional folk songs, including the version of "Scarborough Fair" later popularised by Simon & Garfunkel, and released dozens of albums with A.L. Lloyd, Peggy Seeger and others, mostly of traditional folk songs.