Music Hall Songs and Singers
Music Hall was a type of entertainment in Britain, similar to Vaudeville in America and to Cabaret in Europe. Here we celebrate the traditions of Music Hall, its songs and its singers with sheet music, videos, photos and other images.
Vesta Tilley Matilda Alice Powles (13 May 1864 – 16 September 1952), was an English male impersonator. At the age of 11, she adopted the stage name Vesta Tilley becoming the most famous and well paid music hall male impersonator of her day. She was a star in both Britain and the United States for over thirty years. (Vesta Tilley is also Cockney Rhyming Slang for "Chilly".)
English cockney music hall entertainer Harry Champion (1865–1942) publicizing his new role in a music hall revival at the Granada Theatre in East Ham, London, 21st May 1938. Champion is best known for his recordings of songs such as “Boiled Beef And Carrots” and “Any Old Iron. Hubby sings "Boiled Beef and Carrots" all the time :)
"Daisy Bell" (sometimes known as "Bicycle Built For Two") is a music hall song written in 1892 by Harry Dacre which became popular in London (as sung by Katie Lawrence) and also in the US. The song was also famously sung by the computer HAL in the film "2001: A Space Odyssey"