Following In Father's Footsteps (Vesta Tilley) Sht Music Dowload


Following In Father's Footsteps.
Sung by Vesta Tilley.
Written and composed by E. W. Rogers.

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Vesta Tilley
From Wikipedia

Vesta Tilley
Born Matilda Alice Powles
13 May 1864(1864-05-13)
Commandery Street, Worcester
Died 16 September 1952(1952-09-16) (aged 88)
Other names Lady de Frece
Occupation Music hall singer & male impersonator
Spouse Abraham Walter de Frece
Matilda Alice Powles (13 May 1864 – 16 September 1952), was an English male impersonator. At the age of 11, she adopted the stage name Vesta Tilley becoming the most famous and well paid music hall male impersonator of her day. She was a star in both Britain and the United States for over thirty years.

Tilley was born in Commandery Street, Worcester, Worcestershire in 1864. Her father was a comedy actor and sometimes theatre manager, and Tilley first appeared on stage at the age of three and a half. At the age of six she did her first role in male clothing under the name Pocket Sims Reeves, a parody of then-famous opera singer Sims Reeves. She would come to prefer doing male roles exclusively, saying that "I felt that I could express myself better if I were dressed as a boy". At the age of eleven she debuted in London at the Canterbury Hall the name Vesta Tilley. "Vesta" referred to a brand of safety matches, and "Tilley" is a nickname for Matilda.

Tilley began to be known for her singing of comic numbers, including "Girls are the Ruin of Men" and "Angels without Wings", both by George Dance.

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