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It's called the Banjolele or banjo uke

Well my husband got me hooked on George Formby. You may not know who he is if you are not familiar with the British musicals that George starred in during the nineteen thirties and forties. 197 more words

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78Man Podcast Number 11-The 1910s

The 11th 78Man Podcast showcases music from the 1910s. It is available on itunes HERE or on Soundcloud Here. Tracks heard on the Podcast are : 589 more words

Playalong - Songs of WWII

On November 11, my father would take us where the veterans were, and we would listen. First, there were stories. Then they would sing.

I  always knew this tune as part of a medley sung by Dame Vera Lynn, along with Hang Out The Washing On The Siegfried Line and Kiss Me Goodnight, Sergeant-Major.

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The road not taken

How much do we really know about our friends? There are always surprises. 443 more words

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No limits

Here’s something to make you smile.

It’s a replica of George Formby’s Manx TT bike which featured in the film “No limits”.

In truth the Triumph based machine struggled to do much more than 50 mph, but “back in the day” this was no mean feat. 39 more words

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78Man Podcast No. 8

The Eighth 78Man presents podcast focuses on the two George Formbys. It is available on iTunes Here or Souncloud Here .

George Formby senior was born James Lawler Booth on 4 October 1875 in Ashton-Under Lyne, Lancashire. 1,181 more words