Fred Thompson

Frederick A. Thompson, usually credited as Fred Thompson (24 January 1884 – 10 April 1949) was an English writer, best known as a librettist for about fifty British and American musical comedies in the first half of the 20th century. Among the writers with whom he collaborated were George Grossmith Jr., P. G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton and Ira Gershwin. Composers with whom he worked included Lionel Monckton, Ivor Novello and George Gershwin.

Many of Thompson's shows became popular hits, including To-night's the Night (1914), The Bing Boys are Here (1916), The Boy (1917), Lady, Be Good! (1924), Rio Rita (1927), Funny Face (1927) and Follow the Girls (1944).

Birth and Death Data: Born January 24th, 1884 (London), Died April 10th, 1949 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W145888 10-in. 4/4/1928 Phi Delta Theta dream girl Seger Ellis ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W149466 10-in. 11/2/1929 What is life without love? The Columbia Photo Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W151107 10-in. 12/11/1930 Fraternity medley Guy Lombardo ; Lebert Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Thompson, Fred," accessed December 6, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108726.

Thompson, Fred. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 6, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108726.

"Thompson, Fred." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 6 December 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108726

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