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George. Real name George Booth. 1904--61, British comedian. He made many musical films in the 1930s, accompanying his songs on the ukulele
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To think for example, a dull faceless nonentity playing a ukelele with shades of George Formby on a bad day received the endorsement of the voters in preference over Seann.
Starring Andy Eastwood, Marilyn Hill Smith, Pete Lindup and Judith Hibbert, the uplifting show recreates 1940s' favourites including Vera Lynn, George Formby, Max Miller, Bing Crosby, Anne Shelton and Gracie Fields, in two hours of heartwarming live theatre.
GEORGE Formby was a whizz on the ukulele - and now you can be too.
1961: George Formby (pictured), film star and music hall artist, who sang comic songs and accompanied himself on the banjo, died.
While many people think of George Formby (1904-1961) in association with the instrument, what they often don't realise is that he started out as a tribute act to his father (born James Lawler Booth, 1875-1921) whose own music hall stage name was George Formby (Snr).
Winston Churchill and George Formby lookalikes will join Mayor of the Bay of Colwyn Cllr Chris Perry to open the Festival in Penrhyn Road at 10am.
George Formby taking on the fearsome Hun in 1938's Let George Do It had more subtlety.
Which musical instrument was played by George Formby on stage and in films?
Radio presenter Elliott Webb will compere an afternoon of 1940s themed entertainment including songs from 'Forces Sweetheart' Maggie O'Hara, a George Formby routine from Paul Kaspa and swing band Mood Indigo.
So if you've ever fancied hearing all your favourite grunge, classical, punk, rock 'n' roll and indie classics played through the medium made famous by good old George Formby, then look no further.
Band are in the tradition of The Bonzos, Flight Of The Conchords and even George Formby.