1950-10-07 Tin Pan Alley , Denmark Street , A Hundred Yards of Song . Thirty one firms packed in a narrow street give you the tunes you whistle at work and sing in the bath . Backroom boy . His job is to keep order on the stockroom shelves which contain orchestral parts of everything from Bach to bebop . Popular songs ( pops ) have a short , hectic life . Over zealous printing of an unpredictable commodity may result in several cwt of dead stock . Pops move quickly or not at all . 7 October 1950 Foto Topography / Topfoto / TT / kod 20306 ref: *** BETALBILD ***