George Lashwood

George Lashwood (25 April 1863 - 20 January 1942) was a popular English singer of the Edwardian era, who performed in music halls throughout the country, especially in London's East End and at seaside locations such as Blackpool. Born Edward George Wright, Lashwood was known as "the Beau Brummell of the music halls".

Lashwood was born in Birmingham, England, the son of a local builder. He made his first provincial appearance in 1883 and his London d├ębut at The Middlesex Music Hall in Drury Lane in 1893. He performed at the Plaza Music Hall in New York in 1909.

Some of Lashwood's songs became among the earliest hits of the gramophone era and included such numbers as "Riding on Top of the Car", "Send for a Policeman", "Goodbye, Dolly Gray" and "Oh! Blow The Scenery on the Railway". He was also noted for singing numerous patriotic songs during World War I, which became popular with troops and the population at home.

Lashwood married twice. His first wife was Charlotte Williams. His second wife, Edith Fink, was an actress, singer and comedienne.

He died on 20 January 1942 at Droitwich Spa in Worcestershire, and is buried in the churchyard of St Mary de Wyche, Wychbold, Worcestershire.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1863, Died 1942

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1914

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 30328 12-in. ca. 1909-Apr. 1910 There's another fellow looks like me George Lashwood Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 30329 12-in. ca. 1909-Apr. 1910 My latchkey George Lashwood Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 30330 12-in. 1/15/1910 Send for a p'liceman George Lashwood Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 30335 12-in. ca. Jan.-Mar. 1910 Sea, sea, sea George Lashwood Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 30336 12-in. ca. Jan.-Mar. 1910 In the twi-twi-twilight George Lashwood Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lashwood, George," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115055.

Lashwood, George. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115055.

"Lashwood, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115055

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