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.


Music Hall Songs and Singers

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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".)

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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 :)

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The Two Ronnies sing a Medley of Pub Songs - putting their own lyrics to music hall songs

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A Medley of Music Hall Songs sung by Petula Clark for a TV Special called "Songs of Love" in 1977

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"Man on the flying trapeze" sung by Bruce Springsteen at a concert in 2006

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French trapeze artist Jules Léotard (1838-1870) who developed the concept of trapeze acts, gave his name to the one piece leotard costume, and inspired the song "The Flying Trapeze"

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"The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze" was a music hall song written by George Leybourne and Gaston Lyle, and inspired by the trapeze artist Jules Léotard

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"Knocked them in the Old Kent Road" is a music hall song written in 1891 by Albert Chevalier, and composed by his brother Charles Ingle (born Auguste Chevalier).

Knocked Them in the Old Kent Road by Charles Ingle & Albert Chevalier - sheet music with lyrics, midi & mp3 files

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Albert Chevalier (1861-1923) was a Music Hall entertainer who on stage adopted the persona of a "Coster", a London street-seller of fruit and vegetables,

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"Daisy Bell" (sometimes known as "Bicycle Built For Two"), the music hall song written in 1892 by Harry Dacre and sung by Katie Lawrence, and HAL the computer in "2001: A Space Odyssey" - download free sheet music

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"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"

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"Oh, Mr Porter" sung by Margaret Lockwood as Marie Lloyd in the 1945 film "I'll Be Your Sweetheart"

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"Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-de-ay" sung by Mary Martin

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"Miss Marie Lloyd" part 1 of the 2007 BBC Drama starring Jessie Wallace (from "EastEnders") as Marie Lloyd and Richard Armitage

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"Daisy Bell" sung by an IBM computer in 1961, inspiring the scenes in 2001: A Space Odyssey

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"Daisy Bell" recorded by Blur in 1993

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"Champagne Charlie" sung by Tommy Trinder as George Leybourne from the 1944 film "Champagne Charlie"

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"The Man who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo" sung by Charles Coborn

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