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Dibdin, Charles

Dibdin, Charles (b Southampton, 1745; d London, 1814). Eng. composer, impresario, and singer. Choirboy, Winchester Cath. 1756–9. From 1764 in London wrote words and mus. of many popular ‘musicals’. In 1789 began ‘table entertainments’ at which he sang his own songs. Th. manager 1796–1805. Best-known songs are ‘The Bells of Aberdovey’ from Liberty Hall (Drury Lane 1785) and the beautiful ‘Tom Bowling’ from table entertainment The Oddities (Lyceum 1789).

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Dibdin, Charles

Charles Dibdin, 1745–1814, English songwriter and theatrical entrepreneur. His best-known songs are from his ballad operas, such as The Bells of Aberdovey from Liberty Hall (1785) and To Bachelors' Hall and Tom Bowling from The Oddities (1789).

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