Annie Adams (1843-1905)
Last updated: 27.04.22
According to the Internet source given below, Ann Eliza Adams was an English singer who was one of the first female music hall stars born in Newport, Isle of Wight.
The daughter of an innkeeper and hotel manager, she sang while working as a barmaid in her father's pubs. She was signed by a talent agent, Ambrose Maynard, and made her first professional appearance in 1862 in Chatham, Kent.
She debuted in London at Weston's Music Hall and also performed at the The Pavilion. Described as having "a big voice, big personality and big physique" she was billed as "Queen of the Serio-Comic Vocalists'. She was also noted for her extravagant dresses. She toured widely in Britain, reportedly playing at every music hall in the country. Her most popular songs included The Merriest Girl That's Out (1865) written by Charles Merion, and two written by G.W. Hunt, Johnny the Engine Driver" (1867) and When the Band Begins to Play (1871).
She played at the Union Square Theatre in New York in 1871 at the start of a two-year tour. This was. followed by venues in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Boston, Buffalo, and San Francisco. In New York. On returning to Britain, she continued to tour until about 1881.
She died in London.
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     Title Attribution Remarks
url15.gif Johnny the Engine Driver G.W. Hunt (words & music)
Annie Adams (perf.)
url15.gif Mona From Barcelona Jack Judge (music)
Harry J. Williams (words)
Annie Adams (perf.)
This list is arranged by composer and contains 5 works performed by Annie Adams who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
perf15.jpg Upon the Grand Parade (1876) T. Vincent Davies Walter Greenaway (words)
Annie Adams (perf.)
perf15.jpg Was There Any Harm in That? (1879) T. Vincent Davies Charles J W S Merion (words)
T W Lee (words)
Annie Adams (perf.)
perf15.jpg Johnny the Engine Driver (1867) G.W. Hunt(w&m) Annie Adams (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg When the Band Begins to Play (1871) G.W. Hunt Vincent Davies (words)
Annie Adams (perf.)
perf15.jpg Mona From Barcelona (1912) Jack Judge Harry J. Williams (words)
Annie Adams (perf.)