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Pick of the Pops: 'Our House Is Haunted'

‘Our House Is Haunted’
George Formby
(1932)

Every All Hallows’ Eve since time immemorial (or 2015, as we call it round here), we’ve featured… 426 more words

Culture

Free Download: British Music Hall Reclaimed

 

“Barry Cryer takes a look at the cottage industry of music-hall recording restoration, and at the lives and works of some of the genre’s stars. Thanks to modern computer technology we are able to hear again performances by artists such as Mark Sheridan, Ernest Shand, Vesta Victoria, and Albert Chevalier , material originally recorded at the turn of the last century. 1,156 more words

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

Humour

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