John Tavener

John Tavener bio

Birth Name: Sir John Kenneth Tavener

Occupation: Composer

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth: January 28, 1944

Date Of Death: November 12, 2013

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: British

John Tavener was born on the 28th of January, 1944. He was best known for being a Composer. Famous for such religious instrumental and vocal works as, respectively, The Protecting Veil (for strings and cello) and The Lamb (for choir), this important 20th-century composer first rose to fame in the late 1960s after writing a much lauded cantata titled The Whale.

John Tavener was born in England. During his teenage years, he was a pianist with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and a choir director at a Presbyterian church in Kensington. He later trained at the Royal Academy of Music. In the late 1970s, he became a member of the Russian Orthodox Church. His religious conversion greatly influenced his music.

John Tavener was a Aquarius and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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John Tavener was born in 1940s. The early 1940s were dominated by World War II. Following the end of the war, it was the start of the Baby Boomer years and technology advancements such as the jet engine, nuclear fusion, radar, rocket technology and others later became the starting points for Space Exploration and Improved Air Travel. The 40s also brought us the Slinky, Velcro, Jeep, Tupperware and Frisbee. Discover what happened on this day.

Sir John Kenneth Tavener is part of the Baby boomers generation. Also known as "boomers", are the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement.


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Personal Life

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Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Sir John Kenneth Tavener
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
BIRTH SIGN: Aquarius
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: John Tavener was a Aquarius. People of this zodiac sign like to have fun with friends, help others, fight for causes, are a good listener and dislike broken promises, being bored, and people who disagree with them. The strengths of this sign are being independent, original, while the weaknesses can be running from emotional expression, temperamental and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Aquarius is Leo and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: John Tavener was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign love to make people laugh and are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control.

Ruling Planet: John Tavener had a ruling planet of Uranus and has a ruling planet of Uranus. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Neptune and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

John Tavener’s birth sign is Aquarius and he had a ruling planet of Uranus.

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