King Edward VII - the 1880's

from Jimmy Glover, His Book, page 70:

It was during this opera that, its fortunes waning, the services of the late Lord Alfred Paget were requisitioned to induce the then Prince of Wales (King Edward VII.) to visit the Empire. The Alhambra had passed through a thorny licensing session on its application for a music-hall license, and the songs of Arthur Roberts were hotly criticized. The night the Alhambra re-opened, Roberts sang a great ditty there called " I'm a "highly respectable Singer." This publicity raised a doubt as to the class of performance that was anticipated …   more >>

cite as

Jimmy Glover, Jimmy Glover, His Book. In Internet Archive (London, 1912), p. 70. accessed: 19 July, 2024


Listening to

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written by Jimmy Mortimer, Edward Solomon
written by Delibes, Léo, 1836-1891
written by Herve

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1880's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 16 Jul 2015 07:28:12 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:23:49 +0100