Raymond Stanley Nobel, bandleader and composer. He was born on 17 December 1903 at 1 Montpelier Terrace, Brighton.
The son of Frank Stanley Noble, a London neurologist, and his wife, Maude Edith Poole.
He began to play the piano when he was ten, and subsequently studied with Brigain Dale at the Royal Academy of Music for five years, becoming an accomplished player at the age of fifteen and an LRAM at sixteen.
Noble already had his sights set on a career in the dance-band world, but for a while worked in a bank at Streatham and led a local band. Noble settled in Streatham- recorded at 7 Streatham High Road with his wife Gladys- and embarked on a brilliant career of composing and arranging.