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Northern Music-Hall VARIETY


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December 21, 1868, sixty-nine years and a day ago, saw the grand opening of the Argyle, Birkenhead, with a bill composed of the stars of the day. The management could not have dreamed that after the Lauders, the Lloyds, the Tiches, and the Sheridans, broadcasting would come along to make ' the little old Argyle ' Britain's best-known music-hall, with a world-wide reputation.
The promise of those old pioneers has been more than fulfilled, but tonight the Argyle looks into the future rather than over its shoulder and presents a programme composed largely of young talent. It is hoped that listeners will hear Jack Lewis 's Twenty Singing Scholars, ' Twenty Young Stars of Tomorrow', in a whirl of melody and song. Every boy is an accomplished instrumentalist and vocalist. They combine excellent harmony singing with snappy musical numbers ; Winnie Collins and Charles Brooks , the famous musical comedy pair, in their latest concoction of merry wit ; Peter Dare , a new light comedian making his first appearance in radio Variety after a successful run in Floodlight ; and Archie Hill , the well-known operatic tenor, in a selection of popular classics.


Unknown: Jack Lewis
Unknown: Winnie Collins
Unknown: Charles Brooks
Unknown: Peter Dare
Unknown: Archie Hill

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