Bonnie Thornton (-1920)
Last updated: 26.04.24
p_thorntonb.jpgIt is surprising that so little is known about this performer considering the large number of compositions located. All that can presently (August 2021) be gleaned about Bonnie Thornton from sheet music covers and by Internet searching is that she has been featured on 22 works published between 1892 and 1899. It may be assumed that she is related to the same named composer, James Thornton who wrote at least 10 works for her.
She is illustrated on several of the sheet music covers located, this one is from She's the Comfort of Their Home (1896) words & music by Ed Rogers, and published by Jos. W. Stern & Co., New York, USA.
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Bonnie Thornton (-1920) has at least 7 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
b0000cxj6d_m.jpgYou'll Have to Transfer A song of the day
Music by: Abe Holzmann.
Performed by: Bonnie Thornton
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1899. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
Theme by Leo Feist
It Don't Seem Like the Same Old Smile
Words and Music by: James Thornton.
Performed by: Bonnie Thornton
Publisher: Chas. Sheard & Co.
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Printed: 1896. Sheet Music 5 pages.
Streets of Cairo, The
Words and Music by: James Thornton.
Performed by: Ellaline Terriss, Bonnie Thornton
Publisher: Frank Harding
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Printed: 1893. Sheet Music 5 pages.
There's a Little Star Shining For You
Music by: James Thornton.
Performed by: Bonnie Thornton
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
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  Printed: 1898. Sheet Music 5 pages.
When You Were Sweet Sixteen
Words and Music by: James Thornton.
Performed by: Bonnie Thornton
Publisher: M. Witmark and Sons
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Printed: 1898. Sheet Music 3 pages.
b001i2iql4_m.jpgDon't Give Up the Old Love For the New
Words and Music by: James Thornton.
Performed by: Bonnie Thornton
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
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Printed: 1896. Sheet Music.
b06xfjy6kg_m.jpgOn the Benches in the Park
Words and Music by: James Thornton.
Performed by: Bonnie Thornton
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
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Printed: 1896. Sheet Music.
This list is derived from information provided by Monologues.co.uk which went down sometime in 2023.
The loss of this valuable resource is very sad and a mystery.
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
  Streets of Cairo, The James Thornton (words & music)
Ellaline Terriss (perf.)
Bonnie Thornton (perf.)
 
  When You Were Sweet Sixteen James Thornton (words & music)
Bonnie Thornton (perf.)
Hamilton Hill (perf.)
Julius P. Witmark (perf.)
 
The peformer is featured on 22 sheet music/recording covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
     Title Composer Attribution Items
         
perf15.jpg Just About an Inch or So (1897) Raymond A. Browne Chas. Coleman (words)
perf15.jpg Elsie From Chelsea! (1896) Harry Dacre
perf15.jpg You'll Have to Transfer (1899) Abe Holzmann
perf15.jpg I Want One Like Mary's (1897) Frank G Mack(w&m)
perf15.jpg It Isn't Very Nice to Ask a Lady (1897) Frank G Mack(w&m)
perf15.jpg He Blamed It on Poor Little Me (1897) Charles C. Miller(w&m)
perf15.jpg Four Fingers and a Thumb (1895) Eldred Powel(w&m)
perf15.jpg That's Often Done (1895) Ed Rogers
perf15.jpg She's the Comfort of Their Home (1896) Ed Rogers(w&m)
perf15.jpg My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon (1892) James Thornton(w&m)
perf15.jpg  Streets of Cairo (1893), The James Thornton(w&m)
perf15.jpg When Summer Comes Again (1893) James Thornton
perf15.jpg Don't Give Up the Old Love For the New (1896) James Thornton(w&m)
perf15.jpg Going For a Pardon (1896) James Thornton Clara Hauenschild (words)
perf15.jpg It Don't Seem Like the Same Old Smile (1896) James Thornton(w&m)
perf15.jpg On the Benches in the Park (1896) James Thornton(w&m)
perf15.jpg There's a Little Star Shining For You (1898) James Thornton
perf15.jpg When You Were Sweet Sixteen (1898) James Thornton(w&m)
perf15.jpg I Hope She's Doing Well (1899) James Thornton(w&m)
perf15.jpg Jack, How I Envy You (1897) Harry von Tilzer(w&m)
perf15.jpg Down in Poverty Row (1896) Arthur Trevelyan Gussie L. Davis (words)
perf15.jpg  My Little Circus Queen (1896) Max S. Witt