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George Formby 78's

George Formby,

OBE (26 May 1904 – 6 March 1961), was a British comedy actor, singer-songwriter and comedian. He sang light, comical songs, usually playing the ukulele. He was a major star of stage and screen in the 1930s and '40s. when Formby became the UK's highest-paid entertainer. His songs such as When I'm Cleaning Windows were particularly popular during the Second World War (1939–45).

When he and his wife travelled throughout the war, creating improvised lyrics to songs to fit the situation, they delighted their audiences. It was estimated that they played before three million Allied servicemen and women.

His 1937 song, "With My Little Stick Of Blackpool Rock", was banned by the BBC because of its suggestive lyrics. Formby's cheerful, innocent demeanour and nasal, high-pitched Lancashire accent neutralised the shock value of the lyrics; a more aggressive comedian such as Max Miller would have delivered the same lyrics with a bawdy leer.



Manufacturer Product Image Item Name Price
UK George Formby - DO DE O DO - Decca UK

George Formby - DO DE O DO - Decca UK

78  RPM  2558 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH GEORGE  FORMBY      A .  DO  DE  O  DO    B.   Chinese  Blues     DECCA   RECORDS   F. 3079 DISC...
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UK George Formby - Father tried it on - Jumbo A 28078

George Formby - Father tried it on - Jumbo A 28078

5160 George Formby  Jumbo Records  A 28078 / 79      ...
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UK George Formby - Bits of Humour - Jumbo 387

George Formby - Bits of Humour - Jumbo 387

5158 George Formby  Jumbo Records       Cat No    387 ...
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UK George Formby - Every day in the Week - Jumbo 901

George Formby - Every day in the Week - Jumbo 901

# 6037 78  RPM    10  inch George Formby Every day in the Week I'm such a hit with the Girls   Jumbo Records 901 ...
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UK George Formby - Father Coaxed her in - Jumbo A 28159

George Formby - Father Coaxed her in - Jumbo A 28159

4477 George Formby  Jumbo Records A 28159      Cat No    A 376 ...
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UK George Formby - Home Guard Blues - Regal MR. 3689

George Formby - Home Guard Blues - Regal MR. 3689

# 6166 78  RPM    10  inch George Formby Home guard blues Get Crackin'  Regal  MR. 3689 Rare UK...
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UK George Formby - I put him to sleep - Zonophone 2131

George Formby - I put him to sleep - Zonophone 2131

5581 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH     George Formby     ...
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UK George Formby - I'm only one of the Boys - Jumbo 23172

George Formby - I'm only one of the Boys - Jumbo 23172

4474 George Formby  Jumbo Records A 23172      Cat No    296 ...
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UK George Formby - John Willie , come on - Edison Bell 4409 E

George Formby - John Willie , come on - Edison Bell 4409 E

9528 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH George Formby 1. John Willie Come on 2. I was always a...
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UK George Formby - Kind words never Die - Zonophone 1831

George Formby - Kind words never Die - Zonophone 1831

5565 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH    George Formby   Comedian A.   Kind...
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