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Noel Gay born Reginald Armitage (July 15, 1898 - March 4, 1954) was one of the most successful British composers of popular music of the 1930s and 1940s. July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and mostly distributed commercially. ...

He was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England and educated at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, London's Royal College of Music, and Christ's College, Cambridge. He then became music director and organist at St. Anne's Church in London's Soho district. Statistics Population: 79,885 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SE335205 Administration Metropolitan Borough: City of Wakefield Metropolitan county: West Yorkshire Region: Yorkshire and the Humber Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: West Yorkshire Historic county: Yorkshire (West Riding) Services Police force: West Yorkshire Police Fire and... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... // The Royal College of Music from Prince Consort Road, London The Royal College of Music is a prestigious music school located in Kensington, London. ... Full name Christs College Motto Souvent me Souvient I Often Remember Named after Christ Previous names Gods-house (1437), Christs College (1505) Established 1505 Sister College(s) Wadham College Master Prof. ... Soho is an area of central Londons West End in the borough the City of Westminster. ...

Whilst at Cambridge, Armitage's interest in musical comedy grew, and he began writing popular songs, using the stage name Noel Gay in order to avoid embarrassing the church authorities. After contributing to reviews he was commissioned to write the score for the Charlot Show of 1926. His next show was Clowns In Clover, which starred Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert. Dame Cicely Courtneidge DBE (1 April 1893 – 26 April 1980), born Esmerelda Cicely Courtneidge, was an English actress and comedienne. ... Jack Hulbert (24 April 1892 - 25 March 1978) was a British actor. ...

Gay's career quickly blossomed, due to his talent for writing catchy, popular melodies in styles ranging from music hall to operetta. He is the only composer besides Andrew Lloyd-Webber to have had four shows running at the same time in London's West End. Music Hall is a form of British theatrical entertainment which reached its peak of popularity between 1850 and 1960. ... Operetta (literally, little opera) is a performance art-form similar to opera, though it generally deals with less serious topics. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born March 22, 1948) is a highly successful British composer of musical theatre. ...

His most famous show, Me and My Girl was originally performed at the Victoria Palace London, in 1937, starring Lupino Lane. Me And My Girl ran for a phenomenal 1,646 performances. It was revived again in 1952, and 1984, when it ran for eight years at the Haymarket and Adelphi theatres in London from 1984, later going on tour throughout Britain, and transferring to Broadway. The show's showstopper, "The Lambeth Walk" has the distinction of being the only popular song to be the subject of a leader in The Times. In October 1938 one of its leaders read 'While dictators rage and statesmen talk, all Europe dances - to The Lambeth Walk.' Me and My Girl is a popular British stage musical, with book and lyrics by Douglas Furber and L. Arthur Rose and music by Noel Gay. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... British actor (of Italian extraction) who was born Henry George Lupino on June 16, 1892, in London, England, UK. He appeared as an actor between 1915 and 1940. ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... The Lambeth Walk is a song from the 1937 musical Me and My Girl (with book and lyrics by Douglas Furber and L. Arthur Rose and music by Noel Gay). ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1785, and under its current name since 1788. ...

Gay went on to write songs for reviews by the Crazy Gang, and for star artists like Gracie Fields, Flanagan and Allen and George Formby, penning popular World War II songs such as "Run Rabbit Run". After the war, his songwriting diminished, and he concentrated on production. The Crazy Gang is a nickname coined by the UK media to describe the Wimbledon football team of the 1980s. ... Dame Gracie Fields, DBE (9 January 1898–27 September 1979), born Grace Stansfield, was an English singer and comedian who became one of the greatest stars of both cinema and music hall. ... Flanagan and Allen were a popular Wartime singing and comedy double-act, comprosing Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen. ... George Formby (May 26, 1904 – March 6, 1961) was an English singer and comedian who became a major star of both cinema and music hall. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... Words by Noel Gay & Ralph Butler. ...

Noel Gay Artists, now one of the leading British showbusiness agencies was formed by his son, Richard Armitage (born 1928) as a talent agency to supply singers to perform in Noel Gay hits.

Principal Shows

  • Jack O'Diamonds
  • Love Laughs!
  • O-Kay For Sound
  • Me and My Girl
  • The Little Dog Laughed
  • Lights Up

Me and My Girl is a popular British stage musical, with book and lyrics by Douglas Furber and L. Arthur Rose and music by Noel Gay. ...

Principal Songs

  • "The Lambeth Walk"
  • "The Sun Has Got His Hat On"
  • "Leaning On A Lamp-Post"
  • "I Took My Harp To A Party"
  • "Me And My Girl"
  • "Run Rabbit Run"
  • "Hey Little Hen"
  • "The Fleet's In Port Again"
  • "Let The People Sing"
  • "There's Something About A Soldier"
  • "All Over The Place"
  • "Round The Marble Arch"
  • "Are We Downhearted?; No!"
  • "Only A Glass of Champagne"
  • "You've Done Something To My Heart"
  • "The King's Horses"
  • "Ali Baba's Camel"

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Noel Gay - A potted biography (628 words)
Noel Gay's dreams of forging a career as a serious composer got passed over when he found himself enjoying writing catchy, simple little tunes of which his fellow undergraduates at Cambridge seemed to approve.
In 1925 the name of Noel Gay was first seen when he wrote much of the music for a touring revue called Stop Press which, although it never managed to reach London, brought Noel Gay to the notice of André Charlot, the great revue producer.
Noel Gay's songs are as British as the Union Jack.
Charles Armitage (455 words)
Noel Gay Television became the main entertainment supplier for BSB while continuing to produce terrestrial shows for all the major UK Networks, as well as The Appointments of Dennis Jennings for HBO, which won the best short film Oscar.
In the ITV Franchise rounds Noel Gay Television was contracted to Carlton and Anglia Boards (with Bill Cotton on the Board of Meridian), producing such shows as Frank Stubbs, Dave Allen and The 10%ers for Carlton.
Noel Gay Scotland was formed, produced four series of Hububb for BBC1.
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