Bennett Scott

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Bennett Scott

Magician Annual 1908-1909
Born1875
London, England
Died1930

Bennett Scott (1875–1930) was a writer of music hall songs, who prior to gaining fame as a songwriter worked the Music Halls with a magic act starting around 1902.[1][2]

Scott was also very active the Magicians' Club of London.


He co-wrote many songs with A.J. Mills and Fred Godfrey including Tom Costello’s "I’ve Made Up My Mind To Sail Away", Whit Cunliffe’s "Fall In And Follow Me", "One Of The B’hoys" by Mark Sheridan, "When I Take My Morning Promenade" by Marie Lloyd, "Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty by Florrie Forde and "Take me in a Taxi, Joe". In 1906, he and Mills founded the music publishing firm of Star Music.[3][4][5]

References

  1. Interesting Letters of the Late Joseph Bland, Magician Annual 1908-1909 by Will Goldston
  2. The Showman. Feb. 7, 1902.
  3. http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/43276/Scott_Bennett_composer
  4. https://jscholarship.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/2085/browse?value=Bennett+Scott+%28composer%29&type=author
  5. http://www.fredgodfreysongs.ca/Collaborators/bennett_scott.htm
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