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Hitler Sings - by Spike Milligan

Terrence “Spike” Milligan was a comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright, soldier and actor. He was the kind of comic genius that saw him influence the Monty Python crew, Kenny Everett and many other pioneering comedians.  92 more words

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My 1994 Charts - December


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4th December 1994

2 weeks for Kylie on top as the christmas new entries (actual NEW christmas songs) keep a coming, but the biggest challenger is in at 2 for Cliff’s double A side. 3,049 more words

1994 Charts

George Formby's Grave

The striking memorial to the popular entertainer George Formby stands in Warrington Cemetery, Cheshire. His career spanned four decades from the early 1920s to his death in 1961. 62 more words

Cheshire

Prohibition Blues Volume 1 Track 1

George Formby’s When I’m cleaning windows (1936) was banned by the BBC: “If the public wants to listen to Formby singing his disgusting little ditty, they’ll have to be content to hear it in the cinemas, not over the nation’s airwaves.” 116 more words

George Formby - Father and Son stars

The striking memorial to the popular entertainer George Formby stands in Warrington Cemetery, Cheshire. His career spanned four decades from the early 1920s to his death in 1961. 78 more words

Cheshire

Auntie Beeb Knows Best: Songs Banned by the BBC

Please visit the source of this image for an excellent blog about censorship.

BBC4 recently broadcast a documentary about BBC censorship, Britain’s Most Dangerous Songs: Listen to the Banned… 365 more words

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Thanks Mister Roosevelt - George Formby

You’re in for a really interesting wartime jingle today, folks, as we cover George Formby’s “Thanks Mister Roosevelt”, from 1941.

Now let me clear up the date controversy first – the video above claims 1940, which is a blind statement, since America didn’t join the war until December of 1941. 307 more words

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