Talk:The Lambeth Walk

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Quote O' The Times[edit]

I removed the following:

  • "The Lambeth Walk" has the distinction of being the only popular song to be the subject of a headline in The Times in October 1938: "While dictators rage and statesmen talk, all Europe dances - to The Lambeth Walk."

I couldn't find this NYT article - I searched for "Lambeth Walk" in the title, as well as "rage and statesmen" and "all Europe dances" in full text. The following eight articles with "Lambeth Walk" in the title do however exist:

   1. NEWS OF THE NIGHT CLUBS; The Lambeth Walk Is the New Dance Fad--Jack Cole Returns--Coming Season 
By JACK GOULD. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Aug 21, 1938. p. 130 (1 page) 
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   2. Nazis Hold Lambeth Walk Is 'Animalistic Hopping'
Wireless to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Jan 8, 1939. p. 26 (1 page) 
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   3. FAIR'S NEW ROBOT IS SCHIZOPHRENIC; Part of His Personality Shows No Nerves, but Next Minute He Will Go Backward THE LAMBETH WALK, MAYBE Like Predecessors, He Smokes and Sings Bass and Tells People to Shut Up 
New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Apr 23, 1939. p. 36 (1 page) 
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   4. British King Gets Lesson From 'Lambeth Walk' Star
New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: May 2, 1939. p. 10 (1 page) 
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   5. WILLKIE TO RETURN EARLY TO TESTIFY; May Leave England Tuesday Night for Aid Bill Hearing, Skipping Irish Visit IS GUEST OF CHURCHILLS Rebuked for Dawdling in Bus in London -- Goes Cycling Along Lambeth Walk 
By JAMES MacDONALDWireless to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Feb 2, 1941. p. 21 (1 page) 
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   6. Lambeth Walk to Lose Slums
New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Apr 17, 1959. p. 2 (1 page) 
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   7. LUPIN0 LANE, 67, ACTOR IN BRITAIN; Director, Producer and Star of 'Me and My Girl' Dead -- Introduced Lambeth Walk 
Special to The New York Times.. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Nov 11, 1959. p. 35 (1 page) 
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   8. Doing 'Lambeth Walk': A Vote for Britain's Poor
By FRANCIS X. CLINESSpecial to The New York Times. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Jun 5, 1987. p. A6 (1 page) 
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At least one reason you couldn't find it is you were looking in the wrong newspaper. The Times is the Times of London, not the New York Times. - Nunh-huh 21:16, 30 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Fuck. OK, add it back in. At least I got an amusing quote from my search. --SPUI 21:19, 30 Jan 2005 (UTC)
It's worth fact-checking, but I don't have access to that year of The Times. And yes, you did!<g> - Nunh-huh 23:06, 30 Jan 2005 (UTC)
OK, now that's sorted out it would be great if some explanation of the headline was given -- why does all of Europe dance, and why the Lambeth Walk? Ta, Maikel (talk) 18:20, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

VFD Result[edit]

The result of the VFD can be found here: Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/The Lambeth Walk -- AllyUnion (talk) 04:29, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Lambeth Walk[edit]

There is actualy a part of Lambeth called "Lambeth Walk" in the north of the London Borough of Lambeth (in or near the effra delta) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Alec - U.K. (talkcontribs) .

I removed the claim of 'unremarkable' for The Walk (as it is known locally). The fact that Lambeth Walk was well-known as an archetypal working class street market meant that the musical's references were not lost on the theatre-going public - even if they hailed from Mayfair. In spite of The Walk having been blighted by several urban renewal projects over the years there are still a small remnant street market and vestiges of its association with the musical (some shabby murals in the market square). Unfortunately, there's not enough of the old Walk to satisfy the occasional lost tourist with the song stuck in his or her head. Fanx 12:22, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

References[edit]

This article really lacks 'em. Maikel (talk) 18:34, 20 July 2008 (UTC)