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Formby

Banjo Uke Made by Dallas circa, 1920's. has a metal plaque on the peg head with a picture of George Formby. George Formby (Jr.) was born on May 26th 1904 in Wigan, Lancashire. (England) son of George Formby (Sr.), (whose real name was James Booth) one of the greatest stars of the Edwardian music hall. He (George Jr.) became famous for his wild strumming style and quick wit. He also had a flair for novelty songs which were heavy on innuendo, such as "With me little Ukulele in my hand". George was a prolific recording artist, as well as the star of stage screen, and had a wide range of abilities. George Formby died on 6th March 1961, at the age of fifty-six. At his own request, he was buried beside his father, in the Manchester Road Catholic cemetery, in Warrington.


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