31 July 1875
|Died||31 March 1938 (aged 56)|
|Other names||The Immobile One|
|Occupation||Music hall singer|
Sam Mayo (1881-1938) was an English entertainer, who worked in the music hall business.
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Mayo developed a unique comic style as a music hall singer. Dressed in a dressing gown, or housecoat, he sang emotionless at the piano with nonsensical humour. He became known as "The Immobile One". Mayo mostly wrote his own songs and gave other entertainers, such as Ernie Mayne, with material. He held the record for appearing at the biggest number of concerts in a single evening: nine performances at nine London venues on the evening of 21 January 1905.
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- Baker, Richard Anthony (2011). British Music Hall: An Illustrated History. Barnsley, England: Pen and Sword Books. p. 244. ISBN 1783831189.
- "Sam Mayo (1875-1938)". The Lyrics: A Casquet of Vocal gems from the Golden Age of Music Hall. monologues.co.uk. 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- Mansfield, Katherine (2011). The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield: Volume IV: 1920-1921. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. p. 94. ISBN 0198185324.