Claire Rochester (1893-1921)
Last updated: 16.01.22
p_rochesterc.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Claire Rochester was an American vaudeville performer born in Atlanta, Georgia.
She studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music and starred in Lew Fields production of All Aboard which drew the attention of vaudeville promoters.
From 1916 she made several Broadway appearances. An activist in the WW I Liberty Bond movement and motorist, she drove from New York City to San Francisco in 1917 on a fund-raising tour.
She died in Memphis, Tennessee aged 27.
Of vaudeville interest is Along Came Ruth (1914) words & by music by Irving Berlin, published by Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co., New York, USA and introduced by Rochester. The sheet music front cover of shows her portrait.
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     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
pdf15.gif It's Not Your Nationality (1916) Piano, Voice By H.E. Johnson
pdf15.gif Along Came Ruth (1914) Piano, Voice By I. Berlin
This list is arranged by composer and contains 4 songs sung by Claire Rochester 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
sm15.gif Along Came Ruth (1914) Irving Berlin(w&m) Claire Rochester (perf.) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Take Me Back (1913) Irving Berlin Claire Rochester (perf.) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif It's Not Your Nationality (1916) Howard E. Johnson(w&m) J. McCarthy (words)
Claire Rochester (perf.)
sm15.gif I'm a Lonesome Melody (1915) George W. Meyer Joe Young (words)
Claire Rochester (perf.)
Lou Lockett (perf.)
Ed Morton (perf.)