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date: 03 July 2020

Tate, James W(illiam)locked

  • Andrew Lamb

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(b Wolverhampton, July 30, 1875; d Stoke-on-Trent, Feb 5, 1922). English composer and accompanist, elder brother of the soprano Maggie Teyte. He gained varied theatrical experience as an actor, in management, and as musical director for the Carl Rosa Opera Company and at Wyndham's Theatre. In 1902 he married the music hall singer Lottie [Charlotte Louisa] Collins (1865–1910) for whom he conducted; in 1912 he married another singer, Clarice Mayne (Clarice Mabel Dulley, 1886–1966), with whom he formed a highly successful music-hall act. He wrote many songs for pantomimes, the music hall and revues, among them I was a good little girl till I met you, A Broken Doll (for André Charlot's revue Samples, 1915) and Give me a little cosy corner. His additional numbers for Fraser-Simson's musical play The Maid of the Mountains (1915), in which his step-daughter José [Josephine] Collins (...

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