September 1915: “The Bioscope” – Scottish Musical Notes – St. Enoch’s Picture Palace (Theatre), Argyle Street – Mr. Jean Baghon (Beghon), Pianist, Singer, and Belgian Refugee

On page 1047 of The Bioscope (page 67 in The British Newspaper Archive), on Thursday the 2nd

of September, 1915, is the following:


“Mr. Lightfoot, of St. Enoch’s Picture Palace, Glasgow, has found a gem of a pianist in a Belgian,

driven from home—Jean Baghon [sic]. In addition to being a pianist of more than ordinary merit Mr.

Baghon [sic] is a vocalist of a high order, and on several occasions has charmed the audience by his

vocal efforts’



The British Newspaper Archive.




Presumably, the contributor to The Bioscope misspelt the performer’s surname, as several Glasgow newspapers

refer to Jean Beghon.



George Fairfull-Smith, February 2024.