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Melania Trump can sing George Formby's greatest hits out of her bottom claims White House insider

A source close to the Trump administration has told The Whitechapel Whelk that First Lady, Melania Trump, regularly entertains family members and friends by performing a medley of songs made famous by the 1930s ukelele-playing legend, George Formby, using her bottom to produce musical notes… 204 more words


The Emperor of Lancashire

George Formby was the UK’s biggest box office attraction for years on end. The grinning ukulele player and singer of funny, innuendo-riddled little songs (“With my little ukulele in my hand”; “I blew a little blast on my whistle”, etc – you get the idea) was mobbed all over the country as he played, and his tunes and catchphrases have entered the national consciousness. 255 more words

“In the End, It Took Me a Dictionary to Find Out the Meaning of Unrequited” #8

When I posted the Sandie Shaw track “Heaven Knows I’m Missing Him Now” in The Chain this week, I made reference to a track by The Smiths. 510 more words

" In The End, It Took Me A Dictionary To Find Out The Meaning Of Unrequited"

78Man Podcast No. 19-Film Music

This is the first of an occasional series of podcasts featuring music used in films. It can be found on itunes Here or on Soundcloud… 2,029 more words

My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock

I couldn’t do this project or write my novel without promenading down Blackpool’s Golden Mile.  Not just because on the day I bought the Ottermobile in Preston, Jayne and I came here to visit the impressive Morecambe and Wise statue in the Winter Gardens and to celebrate my purchase with an overpriced meal at Harry Ramsdens, but also because this was the place where I enjoyed family holidays as a kid. 429 more words

Leaning On A Lamppost - George Formby - BANJOLELE COVER

Now here’s something a bit different – deep in the old JPR archives in a dark little corner, an old film reel was discovered. Long thought lost it revealed itself to be an incredibly early incarnation of the now popular Cover Video. 194 more words


May 26 in history

451   Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Emire.

113 5 Alfonso VII of León and Castile was crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as… 904 more words