Music-Hall audience in Trocadero, London - the 1890's

from Jimmy Glover, His Book, pages 188-9:

It was at the Trocadero that Eugene Stratton, who married a daughter of "Pony" Moore, of Moore and Burgess' minstrels, first trod the English music-halls, when he left the St. James Hall and Burnt-cork land; it was the old story, with a black face they knew him and loved him, yet when he sang "The Whistling Coon" with a white face, well, as the American Lady says, "there were chilblains in the box-office." Frost, large and deep, attended poor Eugene so back he had to go to popularity, fame and fortune with the burnt-cork make-up.

cite as

Jimmy Glover, Jimmy Glover, His Book. In Internet Archive (London, 1912), p. 188-9. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Trocadero, London


Listening to

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The Whistling Coon performed by Eugene Stratton

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1890's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:44:15 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:14:27 +0100