Noel Gay blue plaque in Wakefield

Noel Gay (1898-1954), lyricist and popular-song writer and composer of the Lambeth Walk was a chorister at Wakefield Cathedral in his teenage years.

Noel Gay (15 July 1898 – 4 March 1954) was born Reginald Moxon Armitage. He also used the name Stanley Hill professionally. He was a successful British composer of popular music of the 1930s and 1940s whose output comprised 45 songs as well as the music for 28 films and 26 London shows. Sheridan Morley has commented that he was "the closest Britain ever came to a local Irving Berlin".His son, Richard Armitage set up the Noel Gay Artists agency and became an influential talent agent.

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