Gellin og Borgstrøm
One day in late 1918, Ernst's father, Sigfred Borgstrøm, read and ad in the local newspaper:
The wellknown Herman Gellin from Stockholm, offers his assistance to Concerts.
Repertoire of 500 songs. Students accepted.
Numerous offers from all over Denmark resulted from this ad, and about the same time Ernst and his father showed up in his store. " I don't have any time to take on students" said Gellin, to which Sigfred answered: "My son is not here for lessons. He plays a 5 row chromatic accordion, and can play several Overtures". Gellin listened to a few selections that Ernst played, and was very impressed and proposed a partnership where they would split the profits 50-50.
Later the same day, Gellin called and said that he had arranged several concerts throughout Denmark, and their first one was the next night in the city of Aalborg. "But we haven't rehearsed yet" said Ernst --- to which Gellin answered: "Never mind, we will rehearse all night in the train".
And so started a partnership for 33 years, which would take them all over Europe several times.
Song, Music and Reading evening in "Politiken"s large hall
Also appearing, the two accordion virtuosos, Gellin & Borgstrøm whose first appearance in the hall was an outstanding success. Their solo and ensemble numbers were quite excellent music, which won thunderous applause. This will be their last appearance in the hall as they from tomorrow are committed to Circus Variete.