Glasgow concert audience et al. in Glasgow - the 1860's

from My Life and Memories, pages 39-40:

Sims Reeves, the one-time famous Scottish vocalist, is another star of whom I entertain lively recollections. When he was in his hey-day, he was quite the greatest “draw” amongst solo artistes in the West of Scotland. But he was a gey difficult customer to handle, and often enough landed the organisers of the concerts for which he was booked in a sore pickle. I remember him as a man of many peculiarities which, how-ever pleasing they might have been to himself, were a source of considerable annoyance to others.... [H]is greatest peculiarity was that he would never sing in …   more >>
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Walter Freer, My Life and Memories (Glasgow, ), p. 39-40. accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: Glasgow


Walter Freer
General Manager Corporation Halls and Musical Recitals, Glasgow

Listening to

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Come into the Garden, Maud
written by Michael Balfe
performed by Sims Reeves
My Pretty Jane
written by Henry Bishop (composer)
performed by Sims Reeves

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:58:16 +0100