George Leybourne

Music hall, Musical Artist

1842 – 1884

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Who was George Leybourne?

George Leybourne a Lion comique of the British Victorian music hall who, for much of his career, was known by the title of one of his songs, "Champagne Charlie". Another of his songs, and one that can still be heard today, is "The Flying Trapeze", or "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze". His 1867 hit "Champagne Charlie" lead to the first major success of the music hall concept in Britain and even today he is still thought of as one of the most well known music hall performers.

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Born
Mar 17, 1842
Gateshead
Also known as
  • Joe Saunders
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Employment
  • Gilbert's Music Hall
Died
Sep 15, 1884
Islington
Resting place
Abney Park Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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