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Winifred Atwell

Winifred Atwell was a West Indian born pianist who found great fame in London as a ragtime player. Her first hit was the Black and White Rag, made famous by her ‘other piano’ , a battered old instrument which she took around the world with her.

Winnie settled in Australia and had a successful career here too. She often spoke out against the third world conditions suffered by many of Australia’s Aboriginal population.

Winifred Atwell died in the home of a friend at Sydney’s Northern Beaches in 1983. I was fortunate to obtain several candid photographs of Winnie which I have posted on the site. They show her in various places, but in all, she seems self assured, confident and happy.


Quotes by Winifred Atwell.

Account of Winifred Atwell's funeral from the Manly Daily

Pictures of Winifred Atwell

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