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Gus Elen

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Gus Elen

Person   Born 22/7/1862 Died 17/2/1940

Categories: Music / songs, Theatre

Music-hall singer. Born Ernest Augustine Elen at 103 Pulford Street, Pimlico. He started performing in public houses in 1891, singing songs about working-class life. Moving on to the stage, he became one of the most popular music-hall acts of the time. His best remembered songs include, 'It's a great big shame' and 'If it wasn't for the 'ouses in between'. Died at his home, Edith Villa, 3 Thurleigh Avenue, Balham.

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Gus Elen

Greater London Council Gus Elen 1862 - 1940, music hall comedian, lived here.

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