In 1912, Music Hall gained further respectability with the mounting of the first Royal Variety Performance. This event was correctly called the Royal Command Performance, and although the current annual shows are no longer by Royal Command, this name has persisted to this day.
The first Royal Variety Performance was held at the Palace Theatre on the 1st. July 1912. A lavish event by any standards, the hall was decked with flowers and the event attended by many Royal personages. Top line artistes were on hand to provide the Entertainment.
No recording of the Royal Command Performance was technically possible at the time, and so this album cleverly combines contemporary recordings of those performing on the night in their order of appearance.