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"Champagne Polka"
Composed by Lawrence Welk
Recorded 194?
Gellin & Borgstrøm
with ensemble

"Hoch Heidecksburg"
Composed by  R. Herzer
Recorded 1951 by
Gellin & Borgstrøm
with ensemble

"Blaze Away"
Composed by Abe Holzman
Recorded 1950
Gellin & Borgstrøm
with ensemble

                              Translation of the above article.

Press release from Gellin & Borgstrøm's 30th Year Anniversary Tour 1947


"Viborg Newspaper" writes the 11 November 1947:
Gellin and Borgstrøms Anniversary concert had  full house.

30 years ago appeared on the stage at Afholdshotellets two young people, Swede Herman Gellin and from Copenhagen Ernst Borgstrøm playing  their accordions, where  even then, had developed to virtuosity.
They had roaring success, the two charming artists. Since then they traveled throughout Europe  and became highly paid accordion kings, but every year they returned to their faithful audience in the province, either alone or embedded in a revue, because one of the accordion kings (Gellin), over the years also became a renowned theater king and leader of numerous tours, --  at least the tours that made money.  Gellin, always the leader and the practical one, and Borgstrøm are not youngsters anymore. The hair has gotten a  grayish splash, but their playing was youthful, and last night they celebrated their 30 years anniversary in Viborg, with a concert at the theater, which was filled to the last seat by an enthusiastic  audience for whom life was not worth living, if they had not heard  Gellin and Borgstrøm. They were greeted with ovations, and they played the dear old tunes, as we have heard so often, but also new things were on the program as Coates "Knightsbridge" March, and a Medley of "Allied Sings", and later played Borgstrøm played tunes from "Fyrtøjet" - Sarasate's "Zigeunerweisen", and Gellin played "Gøg Valsen", and together they played Listz's "2nd Hungarian Rhapsody".

 
After Cirkusrevyen closed down for the season, Gellin arranged another tour in the fall of 1948.




Program source:
Leif Jensen


Programmet sent til mig af Leif Jensen.


 
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