George Formby & Chorus With The Place Theatre Orchestra, London - B. 10179 - (Condition 80-85%)

George Formby, OBE (born George Hoy Booth; 26 May 1904 – 6 March 1961), was an English actor, singer-songwriter and comedian who became known to a worldwide audience through his films of the 1930s and 1940s. On stage, screen and record he sang light, comical songs, usually playing the ukulele or banjolele, and became the UK's highest-paid entertainer.Born in Wigan, Lancashire, he was the son of George Formby Snr, from whom he later took his stage name. After an early career as a stable boy and jockey, Formby took to the music hall stage after the early death of his father in 1921. His early performances were taken exclusively from his father's act, including the same songs, jokes and characters. In 1923 he made two career-changing decisions – he purchased a ukulele, and married Beryl Ingham, a fellow-performer who became his manager and transformed his act. She insisted that he appear on stage formally dressed, and introduced the ukulele to his performance. He started his recording career in 1926 and, from 1934, he increasingly worked in film to develop into a major star by the late 1930s and 1940s, and became the UK's most popular entertainer during those decades. The media historian Brian McFarlane writes that on film, Formby portrayed the gormless Lancastrian innocent who would win through against some form of villainy, gaining the affection of an attractive middle-class girl in the process.

Record Details
Title George Formby & Chorus With The Place Theatre Orchestra, London - B. 10179 - (Condition 80-85%)
Singer George Formby 
Instrument Orchestra
Lyrics Pasford, Maschwitz, Littler, Gifford & Cliffe
Genre Private Songs
Language English
Label HMV
Made In London
Manufacturer The Gramophone Co. Ltd.
Serial No B. 10179
Side One
  • Pleasure Cruise
George Formby & Chorus
Side Two
  • Saving Up For Sally 
George Formby ​& Chorus
Size 10 Inches
Speed 78 RPM
Record Condition 80-85%
Cover Condition Excellent
Instrument - 1 Orchestra
Lyrics - 1 Pasford
Lyrics - 2 Maschwitz
Lyrics - 3 Littler
Lyrics - 4 Gifford George Formby
Lyrics - 5 Cliffe
Record Details
Genre Private Songs
Label HMV
Language English
Size 10 Inches
Speed 78 RPM
Singer - 1 George Formby
Side1 - Song1 Pleasure Cruise
Side2 - Song1 Saving Up For Sally

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George Formby & Chorus With The Place Theatre Orchestra, London - B. 10179 - (Condition 80-85%) 78 RPM

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