excerpt from 'Jimmy Glover, His Book' pp. 85-6 (128 words)

excerpt from 'Jimmy Glover, His Book' pp. 85-6 (128 words)

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Jimmy Glover, His Book

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Dan Leno and his wife first came to Drury Lane on a joint weekly salary of £28; on his death, his own salary was £240. Now, as a matter of fact, this is not so extravagant. It really only works out at £20 a performance, and there are many artistes who will only sing two songs at a concert for £80. Leno's golden asset was the domesticity of his humour. He took the ordinary things of daily life and wrote, or gagged, round them. He never knew his part on a first night, and never learnt his songs. Once he sang a song on Boxing Night entirely at variance with every note of the melody in the band parts. How the house yelled and screamed with delight! "How like Dan!" they shouted.

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