Edward Greenfield, music critic and broadcaster, Died at 86


Edward Harry Greenfield was born on July 3, 1928, and died on July 1, 2015.

He was an English music critic and broadcaster.

Edward was born in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. His father, Percy Greenfield, was a manager in a labour exchange, while his mother, Mabel, was a clerk.

He was briefly evacuated to Belper in Derbyshire when the Second World War began.

Edward attended Westcliff High School for Boys, and then did two years of National Service.

During his service, which began in 1947, Edward was with the Royal Army Educational Corps, where he was promoted to sergeant.

Edward was deployed with the British Army of the Rhine in Germany.

He went to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, to study modern languages, but ended up graduating in law.

In 2010, Edward entered into a civil partnership with Paul Westcott, a press officer at Chandos Records.

In his later years, Edward suffered from an undiagnosed condition that affected his balance and rendered him immobile.

Edward passed away at his home in Spitalfields, London, on 1 July 2015, two days before his 87th birthday.