John W. Bubbles

John W. Bubbles

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John William Sublett, known by his stage name John W. Bubbles, was an American vaudeville performer, dancer, singer and entertainer. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, his family soon moved to Indianapolis. Here, he formed a partnership with Ford L. "Buck" Washington known as "Buck and Bubbles," with Buck playing stride piano and singing while Bubbles tapped, beginning in 1919. The two appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1931 and were the first black artists to appear at the Radio City Music Hall. On November 2, 1936, they performed live in the inaugural programme of the world's first scheduled 'high definition' television service at Alexandra Palace, London, and may thus be said to be the first black artists in television history.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135963767
  • 9786135963762