Music-Hall audience in Sun Music Hall, Knightsbridge - 26 December, 1888

from Fifty Years of a Londoner's Life, page 93:

Vance was first with the stage portrait of the "swell of the period" — fair hair, eye-glass, "faultless evening dress" — which has imitators to this day. But he had versatility. He was the first coster singer, with his Chickaleary Bloke. He could sing a moral, "motto" song with effect. Act on the Square, Boys; act on the Square. Of course his name is inseparable from …   more >>

cite as

Henry George Hibbert, Fifty Years of a Londoner's Life (New York, 1916), p. 93. accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Sun Music Hall, Knightsbridge


Listening to

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Song performed by Alfred Vance

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 December, 1888
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:20:09 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:12:00 +0100