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George Robey Comedian
Sir George Edward Wade, CBE (20 September 1869 – 29 November 1954), known professionally as George Robey, was an English comedian, singer and actor in musical theatre, who became known as one of the greatest music hall performers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As a comedian, he mixed everyday situations and observations with comic absurdity. Apart from his music hall acts, he was a popular Christmas pantomime performer in the English provinces, where he excelled in the dame roles. He scored notable successes in musical revues during and after the First World War, particularly with the song "If You Were the Only Girl (In the World)", which he performed with Violet Loraine in the revue The Bing Boys Are Here (1916). One of his best-known original characters in his six-decade long career was the Prime Minister of Mirth.

Links to Peel

A duet with Clara Evelyn, First Love, Last Love, Best Love, was selected for the Peelenium 1918.

A pub named after him in Finsbury Park, London, hosted a gig in November 1988 by Snuff, Heresy and Rose Rose which was attended by Peel.

Festive Fifty Entries

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    George Robey and Violet Loraine - If You Were the Only Girl in the World (1916)

    George Robey and Violet Loraine - If You Were the Only Girl in the World (1916)

Sessions

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Other Shows Played

  • 24 June 1999: 'First Love, Last Love, Best Love (78)' (Columbia)

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