George Formby (26.05.1904 - 06.03.1961) OBE

George Formby (1961)Brittisk underhållare. Född i Wigan, Lancashire som George Hoy Booth och son till en i Storbritannien känd underhållare, George Formy Sr Denne ville inte att sonen skulle ge sig in på artist- banan så han tvingade honom till att bli lärling i ett stall och George J:r debuterade som jockey 1915. Han hade dock ingen lycka i detta yrke och gick så småningom över till underhållnings- branchen och tog sig samma artistnamn som sin far. Lyckades få en liten roll i en film och debuterade på scen i Earlstown den 21 april 1921. Av en slump köpte han en "banjolele" och med denna kom han att göra stor lycka på scen. Hans mest kända visa torde vara "When I'm cleaning windows" I sverige blev han känd genom filmen "Flygmalajen" (1940). Han spelade in c:a 225 skivsidor och under åren 1938 - 42 var han Englands högst betalde artist. Han gifte sig 1924 med dansösen Beryl Ingham ( – 24.12.1960) som också blev hans manager. Han besökte Sverige en gång efter andra världskriget 1946. Då uppträdde han på Skansen tillsammans med Thor Modéen bl.a. 1944 belönades G.F. med Stalinpriset.
Hans mor Eliza Ann Hoy överlevde sin make (George Formby sr.) med 60 år och sonen George med 20 år. Alla tre ligger begravda på Warrington Cemetery, Cheshire, England.

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Ytterligare en sida om George Formby

Skivinspelningar   Filmer
Columbia
Count your blessings and smile / Orch. (Insp. 31.05.1940) / MR 3316 /
Formby film favourites, part 1&2 / George Formby / Orch. / DD 509 (DK) /
Get Cracking - short version / (Ur filmen: "George In Civvy Street") / (Insp. 16.04.1946) / DX1241 / 
Grandad's flannelette nightshirt / Orch. (Insp. 17.12.1939) / MR 3301 / *
I wonder, who's under her balcony now / Orch. (Insp. 22.10.1938) /
I'm the ukulele man / Orch. (04.08.1940) MR 3358 / *
It Could Be (Ur filmen: "George In Civvy Street") / (Insp. 23.04.1946) / / FB3262 / 
It's in the air / Beryl Formby / Orch. (London 17.07.1938) / MR 2891 / *
Mad March Hare, The (Ur filmen: "George In Civvy Street") / (Insp. 23.04.1946) / FB 3251 / *
Mr Wu's a windowcleaner now / Orch. (Insp. 17.12.1939) / MR 3301 / *
Oh don't the wind blow cold / Orch. (Insp. 31.05.1940) / MR 3316 /
On the beat / Orch. (04.08.1940) MR 3358 / *
They can't fool me / Orch. (Insp. 17.07.1938) / MR 2891 / *
We've Been A Long Time Gone / / 23.04.1946 / Columbia / FB3262 / 
You Don't Need A License For That (Ur filmen: "George In Civvy Street") / (Insp. 23.04.1946) / FB 3251 / *

Decca
As the hours and the days and the weeks and the months and the Years roll by (Insp. 07.07.1933) /
Auntie Maggie's remedy, v2 (Insp. 21.01.1950) / F 9356 /
Baby (Insp. 12.11.1933) /
Believe it or not (Insp. 21.03.1934) /
Best of schemes, the (Insp. 11.10.1934) /
Chinese laundry blues / Jack Hylton orch. (Insp. 01.07.1932) / F 3079
Come Hitler with Your Zither (Insp. 21.01.1950) / F 9356 /
Do de o do / Jack Hylton orch. - Nat Gonella (Insp. 01.07.1932) /
Fanlight Fanny / Orch. (Insp. London 29.05.1935) / F 5569 /
Fiddler kept on fiddling, the (Insp. 29.05.1935) /
I could make a good living at (Insp. 09.11.1932) /
I do do things i do (Insp. 29.05.1935) /
I told my baby with the ukulele / Jack Hylton and his orch. (Insp. London 13.10.1932) / F 3219 / 
I went all hot and cold (Insp. 12.11.1933) /
If you don't want the goods don't maul 'em / Jack Hylton and his orch. (Insp. London 13.10.1932) / F 3219 /
In a little wigan garden (Insp. 21.03.1934) /
It's no use looking at me / Orch. (Insp. London 22.04.1934) / F 5183 /
John willie at the licence office, part 1&2 (Insp. 18.10.1932) /
John willie goes carolling, part 1&2 (Insp. 11.10.1934) /
John willie's jazz band (v2 - insp. 13.09.1934) /
Leanin' on a lampost (v2) / Harry Bidcood and his orch. (Insp. 21.01.1950) / F 9444 / *
Let's all go to reno (Insp. 09.11.1932) /
Levi's monkey Mike / Orch. (Insp. 29.01.1933) / F 3458 /
Madame Moscovitch / Orch. (Insp. London 20.10.1934) / F 5287 /
My ukulele (Insp. 12.11.1933) /
Old kitchen kettle, The / Jack Hylton and his orch. (Insp. London 13.10.1932) / F 3222 /
Running round the fountains (Insp. 29.01.1933) /
Share and share alike (Insp. 29.05.1935) /
She's never been seen with since then / Orch. (Insp. London 27.08.1933) / F 3666 /
Sitting on the ice in the icerink / Jack Hylton orch. (Insp. London 29.03.1933) / F 3458 /
Sunbathing in the park (Insp. 27.08.1933) /
Swimmin' with the wimmin / Orch. (Insp. London 27.08.1933) / F 3666 /
There's nothing proud about me (Insp. 13.09.1934) /
Wedding of mr wu, the (Insp. 12.11.1933) /
When i'm cleaning windows (v2) / Harry Bidgood and his orch. (Insp. 21.01.1950) / F 9444 / *
Why don't women like me (Insp. 29.01.1933) /
With my little ukulele in my hand / Orch. (Insp. London 01.07.1933) / F 3458 /
You can't keep a growing lad down / Orch. (Insp. London 12.06.1934) / F 5183 /

Dominion
All going back (Insp. 20.10.1929) /
In the Congo (Insp. 20.10.1929) /

Edison Bell / Winner
I parted my hair in the middle (Insp. 11.06.1926) /
John willie come on (Insp. 11.06.1926) /
John willie's jazz band (Insp. 11.06.1926) /
Man was a stranger to me, The (Insp. 11.06.1926) /
Rolling around piccadilly (Insp. 11.06.1926) /
Was always a willing Young lad (Insp. 11.06.1926) /

H.M.V.
I'm Saving Up For Sally / (Insp. 05.11.1951) / B 10179 / 
Ordinary people / (Insp 05.11.1951) / B 10180 /
Pleasure Cruise, The (v2) / (Insp. 05.11.1951) / B10179 / 
Zip Goes A Million / (Insp. 05.11.1951) / B10180 / 

London
Chinese laundry blues / Jack Hylton and his orch. (Insp. London 01.07.1932) / 211 /
Do de o do / Jack Hylton and his orch. (Insp. London 01.07.1932) / 211 /

Pye 
Banjo boy (Insp. 11.05.1960) / 7N-15269 / *
Happy go lucky me (Insp. 11.05.1960) / 7N-15269 (Sista inspelningen) (EP) *

Regal Zonophone
A farmer's boy (Insp. 25.02.1936) /
A lad from lancashire (Insp. 12.10.1939) / 
A lancashire romeo (Insp. 17.12.1939) /
American Medley / / (Insp. 14.07.1943) / MR3705 / 
Andy the handy man (Ur: Much too shy) (Insp. London 31.05.1942) / MR 3648 /
Aunti Maggies remedy (Ur: It's turned out nice again) / Orch. (Insp. London 28.07.1941) / MR 3520 /
Baby show, the (Insp. 17.12.1942) /
Barmaid at the Rose and Crown (Från filmen: "South American George") / Orch. (Insp. London 24.08.1941) / MR 3567 /
Bell Bottom George (Ur filmen: "Bell Bottom George") / (Insp. 07.11.1943) / MR3720 / 
Biceps, muscle and brawn (Insp. 11.07.1937) /
Blackpool Prom / (Insp. 11.11.1944) / MR3750 / 
Bless 'Em all (v1 - insp. 10.11.1940) / 
Bless 'Em all (v2 - insp. 21.02.1941) / MR 3441 / *
Blue eyed blonde next door, the (Insp. 20.08.1939) / 
British Isles Medley / (Insp. 14.07.1943) / MR3705 / 
Bunkum's travelling show (Insp. 29.10.1936) /
Bunty's Such A Big Girl Now / (Insp. 14.07.1943) / MR3710 / 
Cookhouse Serenade / Orch. (Insp. London 11.10.1942) / MR 3663 /
Count Your blessings and smile (Ur: Let George do it) / Orch / (Insp. London 31.05.1940) / MR 3316 /
Dan the dairy man (Insp. 20.08.1939) /
Dare devil dick (Insp. 29.10.1936) / 
Daring Young Man, The (Ur filmen: "I Didn't Do It") / (Insp. 10.06.1945) / MR3760 / 
Delivering the morning milk (Insp. 08.04.1941) / 
Does Your dreambook tell You that (Insp. 06.02.1938) /
Down the old coal hole (Insp. 04.08.1940) /
Easy going chap (Insp. 21.03.1937) /
Emperor of Lancashire, the (Insp. 28.07.1941) /
Five and twenty Years (Insp. 27.09.1936) / MR 2232 /
Formby favourites for the forces, part 1&Ur: "Keep fit") / Orch. (Insp. Blackpool 11.07.1937) / MR 2571 /
I played on my spanish guitar (Insp. 05.10.1941) /
I wish i was back on the farm (Insp. 10.11.1940) / 
I wonder who's under her balcony now / orch. (Insp. 22.10.1938) / 
I'd do it with a smile (Insp. 24.08.1941) /
I'd Like A Dream Like That (Ur filmen: "I Didn't Do It") / (Insp. 10.06.1945) / MR3760 / 
If I Had A Girl Like You (Ur filmen: "Bell bottom George") / (Insp. 07.11.1943) / MR3720 / 
I'm a froggie (Insp. 29.10.1936) /
I'm making headway now (Ur filmen: "Come on George") / Ork. (Insp. 27.06.1939) / 
I'm saving up for sally (Insp. 05.11.1951) /
I'm the husband of the wife of mr. wu (Insp. 18.06.1939) / 
I'm the ukulele man (Ur filmen: "Spare a copper / Akta're för polisen") / Orch. (Insp. 04.08.1940) / MR 3358 / *
Imagine me in the maginot line (Insp. 17.12.1939) / 
In my little snapshot (Insp. 03.04.1938) /
Isle of Man, The (Från filmen: "No Limit") / Orch. (Insp. London 28.11.1935) / MR 1932 /
It could be (Insp. 23.03.1945) /
It might have been a great deal worse (Insp. 08.04.1941) /
It Serves You Right (Ur filmen: "Bell bottom George") / (Insp. 07.11.1943) / MR3723 / 
It's in the air (Från filmen m.s.n.) / Beryl Formby / Orch. (Insp. London 17.07.1938) / MR 2891 /
It's turned out nice again / Orch. (Insp. 02.04.1939) / MR 3022 /
It's a grand and healthy life (Insp. 18.06.1939) / 
It's in the air (Ur filmen m.s.n.) / Orchestra / (Insp. 17.07.1938) / MR 2891 / *
It's turned out nice again (Insp. 02.04.1939) / 
Joo jah tree, the (Insp. 03.04.1938) /
Katy did, Katy didn't (Insp. 12.03.1942) /
Keep fit (Insp. 11.07.1937) /
Keep your seats please (Från filmen m.s.n.) / Orch. (Insp. Blackpool 26.09.1936) / MR 2199 / *
Kiss your mansy pansy (Insp. 22.10.1938) /
Lancashire hot pot swingers (Insp. 20.08.1939) / MR 3147 /
Lancashire toreador,The / Orch. (Insp. London 21.03.1937) / MR 2399 / 
Leaning on a lampost (Ur: Feather your nest) / Orch. (Insp. Blackpool 05.09.1937 v1) / MR 2490 /
Left hand side of egypt, the (Insp. 24.08.1941) /
Letting the new year in (Insp. 10.11.1940) /
Like the big pots do (Insp. 06.02.1938) /
Low down lazy turk (Insp. 20.08.1939) / 
Mad march hare, the (Insp. 23.03.1945) /
Mister Wu's In The Airforce / (Insp. 11.11.1944) / MR 3750 / 
Mother what'll i do now (Insp. 03.04.1938) /
Mr. Wu's a window cleaner now (Ur: Let George do it) / Orch. (Insp. London 17.12.1939) / MR 3301 /
Mr. Wu's an air raid warden now (Insp. 07.06.1942) /
Mr. Wu's in the air force (Insp.11.11.1944) /
My little goat and me (Insp. 14.02.1937) /
My little wooden toolshed in the garden (Insp. 11.12.1938) /
My plus fours (Insp. 21.03.1937) /
Noughts and crosses / Orch. (Insp. 03.04.1938) / /
Oh dear mother /  Orch. (Insp. London 24.01.1937) / MR 2431 / *
Oh, don't the wind blow cold (Insp. London 31.05.1940) / MR3316 /
Oh, You have no idea (Insp. 17.12.1942) /
Old cane bottom chair, the (Insp. 14.05.1944) / MR 3736
On the beat (Ur filmen: "Spare a copper / Akta're för polisen") / Orch. (Insp. 04.08.1940) / MR 3358 / *
On the HMS Cowheel (Insp. 14.07.1943) / MR 3710 /
On the wigan boat express (Insp. 04.08.1940) /
Ordinary people (Insp 05.11.1951) /
Our fanny's gone all Yankee (Insp.11.11.1944) / MR 3745 /
Our sargent major (Ur filmen: "It's in the air") / Orch. (Insp. London 17.07.1938) / MR 2890 / * 
Out in the middle east (Insp. 12.03.1942) /
Pardon me (Insp. 27.06.1939) / 
Pleasure cruise, The (v1 - insp. 28.11.1935) /
Pleasure cruise, The (v2 - insp. 05.11.1951) /
Quickfire medley (Insp. 19.07.1936) /
Radio bungalow town (Insp. 25.02.1936) /
Remember me (Insp. 28.11.1937) / 
Rhythm in the alphabet / Orch. / (Insp. 22.10.1938) / MR 2890 / *
Riding in the T.T. races (Ur filmen: "No Limit") / Orch. (Insp. 28.11.1935) / MR 1932 /
Ring Your little bell (Insp. 19.07.1936) /
Said the little brown (Insp. 14.02.1937) /
Sally the salvage queen (Insp. 07.06.1942) / 
Sentimental Lou (Insp. 07.02.1943) / 
She can't say no / Orch. (Insp. 28.11.1937) / MR 2628 / *
She's Got Two of Everything (Ur filmen: "I Didn't Do It") / (Insp. 10.06.1945) / MR3761 / 
Sitting on the sands all night (Insp. 27.09.1936) / MR 2232 /
Sitting pretty with my fingers crossed (Insp. 17.07.1938) /
Smile all the time (Insp. 12.03.1942) /
Somebody's wedding day (Insp. 11.07.1937) /
Spotting on the top of Blackpool tower (Insp. 07.02.1943) /
Springtime's here again (Insp. 04.03.1938) /
Swim Little Fish (Ur filmen: "Bell Bottom George") / (Insp. 10.01.1944) / MR3723 / 
Swing it George, part 1&2 / orch. (Insp. 18.06.1939) /
Swing mama (Insp. 05.10.1941) /
Swinging along, singing a song (Insp. 12.10.1939) /
Talking to the moon about You (Insp. 31.05.1942) /
Tan-tan-tivvy-tally-ho (Insp. 22.10.1938) /
Thanks mr. Roosevelt / orch (Insp. 21.02.1941) / MR 3441 /
They can't fool me (Ur filmen: "It's in the air") / Orchestra (Insp. 17.07.1938) / MR 2891 / *
They laughed when i started to play / Orch. (Insp. London 31.05.1942) / MR 3648 /
Thirty thirsty sailors (Insp. 24.08.1942) /
Trailing around in a trailor (Insp. 14.02.1937) /
Unconditial Surrender / (Ur filmen: "He Snoops To Conquer", insp. 11.11.1944) / MR 3745 /
Under the blasted oak (Insp. 11.10.1942) / MR 3694 /
Up in the air and down in the dumps (Insp. 10.06.1945) / MR 3761 / Ej utgiven
'V' Sign Song, The (Take 1) / (Insp. 14.05.1944) / MR3736 / 
Wash house at the back, the (Insp. 28.11.1935) /
We've been a long time gone (Insp. 23.03.1945) / 
When I'm cleaning windows (Ur filmen: "Keep your seats please") / Orchestra (Insp. 27.09.1936) / MR 2162 /
When the waterworks caught fire (Insp. 17.12.1942) /
When we feather our nest (Insp. 24.01.1937) / 
Who are You a-Shoving of? (Insp. 24.08.1941) /
Window cleaner no 2, The / Orchestra (Insp. 21.03.1937) / MR 2399 /
With my little stick of Blackpool rock / Orch. (Insp. London 24.01.1937) / MR 2431 / *
Wunga bunga boo (Insp. 04.03.1938) /
You can't go wrong in these (Från filmen: "It turned out nice again") / Beryl Formby /  Orch. (Insp. London 28.07.1941) / MR 3512 /
You can't love two girls at the same time (Insp. 11.10.1942) /
You can't stop me from dreaming / Orch. (Insp. 28.11.1937) / MR 2628 / *
You don't need a licence for that (Insp. 23.03.1945) /
You'd be far better off in a home (Insp. 08.04.1941) / 
You're a liaty (Insp. 24.01.1937) /
You're everything to me (Insp. 28.07.1941) /
You've got something there (Insp. 31.05.1940) /
Zip goes a million, part of medly (Insp 05.11.1951) /


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Filmer
Brittisk titelÅrSvensk titel
By the Shortest of Heads1915-
Boots! Boots!1934-
Off the Dole1935-
No Limit1936-
Keep Your Seats, Please1936Snurren direkt
Feather Your Nest1937Formby i toppform
Keep Fit1937Flygmalajen frisksportar
I See Ice1938På hal is
It's in the Air1938Flygmalajen
Come on George!1939Flygmalajen till häst
Trouble Brewing *1939Formby klarar skivan
Let George Do It1940Flygmalajen till sjöss
Spare a Copper1941Akta're för polisen
Turned Out Nice Again1941Formbys finurliga fru
Much Too Shy1942-
South American George1942Dubbelgångaren från Sydamerika
Get Cracking1943Flygmalajen i hemvärnet
Bell-Bottom George1944Flygmalajen i flottan
He Snoops to Conquer1944Flygmalajen rensar stan
I Didn't Do It1945De' va' inte jag
George in Civvy Street1946Flygmalajen muckar
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George Formby Sr (04.10.1875 - 02.1921)

Brittisk musichall-artist. Född i Ashton-under-Lyne utanför Manchester som James Booth. Gift med Eliza Ann Hoy ( - 1981) som överlevde honom med 60 år och sin son (George Formby dy.) med 20 år. Både han, hans son och frun ligger begravda på Warrington Cemetery, Cheshire i England.

Länk: Brittisk hemsida om George Formby Sr

Skivinspelningar
Columbia
A Bit Of A Do / 2142 /
All Of A Sudden It Struck Me / 1495 /
Bells Are Ringing, The / 1844 /
Bits Fra' Wigan / 1361 /
Come Away / 2259 /
Commercial Traveller / 1391 /
Did You See The Crowd In Piccadilly? / 1665 /
Don't Fall Out With Your Husband / 2165 /
Experiences / 2131 /
Frightened To Go To Sleep Again / 1605 / 
Get Behind / 1909 /
Grandfather's Clock / 1696 / 
Heigho! / 1935 /
I Had My Hand In My Pocket / 1495 /
I Had No Mother To Guide Me / 1831 / 
I Lifted The Latch And Walked In / 1909 /
I Parted My Hair In The Middle / 1336 /
I Put Him To Sleep / 2131 /
I Turned My Trousers Up / 2491 /
I Went Round With The Box / 2423 / 
If I'm Not Welcome, Say So / 1594 /
I'll Have To Be Stopped / 1737 /
I'm A Sport / 1349 /
I'm Daft / 2368 /
I'm Leaving / 1737 /
Inquest, The /1580 /
It Must Be The Clothes That I'm Wearing / 1391 /
I've Lost My Wife / 2306 /
John Willie's Ragtime Band / 1361 /
Kind Words Never Die / 1831 / 
Lancashire Scotchman / 2259 /
Looking For Mugs In The Strand / 1935 /
Man Of The World / 2423 / 
Not Quite So Daft As I Look / 2165 /
'Orrible 'Erbert / 1580 /
Sailing / 2491 /
Since I Had A Row With The Wife / 1844 /
Sit Down, We've All Seen You! / 1605 /
Tea Cup Tellings / 2142 /
Then We All Went Marching In / 1336 /
They're All Good Lads! / 1349 /
To Let / 1696 /
Twice Nightly / 1665 /
We All Went Home In A Cab / 2306 / 
We're All Old Pals Together / 2368 /
What Do I Care? / 1594 /

Columbia?
A Fireman Like Me, / 
A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year, / 
Admiral Language / 
At The Cakewalk Last Night / 
Bert, The Bad Bolshevik / 
Bits Of Humour / 
Don't Be Alarmed / 
Every Day In The Week / 
Fag End Of London, The / 
Farmer's Boy / 
Father Coaxed Her In / 
Father Tried It On / 
Follow Me / 
Funicula / 
Gathering Nuts And May / 
Gee Up / 
Getting More Enlightened / 
I Began To Run / 
I Can Sing, I Can Dance / 
I Changed My Mind / 
I Didn't Know / 
I Didn't Want To Go To Work / 
I Don't Know Where I'm Going / 
I Kept On Waving My Flag / 
I Put On My Coat And Went Home / 
I Sobbed And I Cried Like A Child / 
I'm Going Back To My Wife / 
I'm Learning The Lockstep / 
I'm Such A Hit With The Girls / 
If I'm Not Welcome, Say So / 
John Willie, Come On / 
Jolly / 
Just Before The Show / 
Let's Have Something That Goes With A Swing / 
Lucky Jim / 
Man From Lancashire No.2, The / 
Man From Lancashire, The / 
Married / 
Me, Me, Me / 
More Stories / 
My Mother Said / 
My Wife / 
Nelly Bly / 
No Wonder I Look Jolly / 
Odds And Ends / 
Oh My! What A Shame / 
Oh! Oh! Antonio / 
Oh! The Girls / 
Oh, What A Surprise! / 
Old King Cole / 
One Of The Boys / 
One, Two, Three, Four, Five / 
Pilgrims Of The Night / 
Pilgrims, The / 
Playing The Game (In The West) / 
Plink Plonk / 
Policeman, The / 
Send For John Willie / 
Sequels / 
Short Verses / 
Since I Had A Go At My Dumb-Bells / 
Since Poor Grandfather Died / 
Something Missing / 
Standing At The Corner Of The Street / 
Stories / 
Sunday Morning / 
Take A Wife / 
Taking A Wife / 
Taking My Father's Tea / 
They Must Have Heard About Me / 
Those Happy Days / 
Those Lovely Bells / 
Three Blind Mice / 
Toodle-I-oodle-I-oo / 
Wait A Bit / 
Walker Walked Away / 
We All Went To Leicester Square / 
Weeping Jennie / 
When Father Said He'd Pay The Rent / 

H.M.V.
Higher than you / Orch. (Insp. 22.01.1914) / B 1625 / *
Man was a stranger to me, The / Orch. (Insp. 23.04.1915) / B 1625 / *

Jumbo
John Willie - Come On! / Orch. / London 09.1908 / 170 /
Playing The Game In The West / London 08.1910 / 564 /


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