Thomas S. Allen

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Thomas S. Allen (18761919), an early figure in Tin Pan Alley, was an American vaudeville composer, manager, and violinist. [1] He was born in Natick, Massachusetts, and died in Boston.


In 1902, his popular fusion of schottische and ragtime, "Any Rags", became a major hit.

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  1. Thomas S. Allen: Information and Much More from
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The list of Allen's works omits his 1914 composition "I Wonder What Will William Tell", Music by "X, with apologies to G. Rossini", Daly Music Publishing, Boston Mass.