A Conversation for George Formby - the Entertainer

A449877 George Formby

Post 21

Ormondroyd

Yeah, those are all good ideas. That George Formby Society website is brilliant - the film section is excellent, and helped me finish the filmography. But I'll save those updates 'til tomorrow, if you don't mind, because I am now very smiley - sleepy. 'Night!


A449877 George Formby

Post 22

HappyDude

night smiley - winkeye

just working my way through the Jukebox at GFS site smiley - winkeye



A449877 George Formby

Post 23

Munchkin

Well I like your additions. Gives a bit more of who he was, which is nice. smiley - smiley


A449877 George Formby

Post 24

Ormondroyd

Thank you, Dr Munchkin! smiley - ok

HappyDude, your suggestions have now been added. I have deliberately been a little vague about the precise level of GF's peak earnings, as I've seen slightly different figures quoted in different places. I'd be interested to know what you think of the revised Entry now! smiley - smiley


A449877 George Formby

Post 25

HappyDude



"Formby's instrument of choice was the ukelele"

I wuz reading that it wuz a very specific type of ukelele (banjo-ukelele), might wat to add something about that (maybe a footnote).

otherwise looking good smiley - smiley


A449877 George Formby

Post 26

Ormondroyd

Yeah, I have read something about that, although most of the online biogs call it a ukelele - after all, GF didn't sing 'With My Little Banjo-Ukelele In My Hand'. smiley - winkeye But I'll see what I can find on that and, as you suggest, add a footnote.

BTW, HappyDude, I think that you should have a writing credit on this piece. Trouble is that every time I try to add you to the Researchers List, no matter what order I put the numbers in, it comes out saying that you were the editor of the Entry! Hopefully, though, the sub-editors will be able to sort that out should the Entry make it through the magic portal into the Edited Guide. smiley - smiley


A449877 George Formby

Post 27

Shrimp, keeper of petty nitpicking [(-1+8)x(-2+9-1-0)=42]

Just a question Ormondroyd, why are you only listed as the editor of the version 2.0 article? You seem to have added enough to also be credited as a researcher for that article. I mean, there isn't much left of Beaker's original entry.


A449877 George Formby

Post 28

Ormondroyd

For the same reason, Shrimp! The Researcher List doesn't seem to be a very flexible instrument. However, judging by the example of an earlier rewriting job that Azara gave further up this thread, it does appear that the Subs are capable of sorting out the credits later.

Obviously someone else will edit what I've done if the piece gets into the Edited Guide, so there'll be someone else to credit then. Eventually, I would hope that it'll be shown as having been written and researched by Beaker, myself and HappyDude and edited by - well , wheoever ends up editing it! smiley - bigeyes


A449877 George Formby

Post 29

Shrimp, keeper of petty nitpicking [(-1+8)x(-2+9-1-0)=42]

I see . It is quite confusing though: the article looks like it has already been edited into the Guide (crediting an editor as well as a researcher. I could only tell this wasn't the case because of you not being a Sub smiley - biggrin. Anyway, great re-writing job smiley - ok although *I* never heard of GF before smiley - smiley


A449877 George Formby

Post 30

HappyDude

Go find the jukebox over at the 'George Formby Society' webpage, its an education smiley - smiley


A449877 George Formby

Post 31

Ormondroyd

Thanks again, Shrimp! smiley - ok

It's the first time I've tried to reconstruct someone else's Entry, and it is a tricky but interesting thing to do. I've just remembered that earlier on I said I wasn't going to change the original much! smiley - blush Once I got into it, though, I started enjoying myself and wanting to add more and more. GF's story is an interesting one, and it deserves to be told as well as possible. I have kept in all the points that Beaker made in the original Entry, and sometimes I've expanded on them - e.g. 'With My Little Stick Of Blackpool Rock' as an illustration of Formby's humour.

BTW, HappyDude - you're quite correct once again. GF's 'instrument of choice' was indeed a banjo-ukulele. I'll make the correction as soon as I've finished checking one other point of information. smiley - smiley


A449877 George Formby

Post 32

Ormondroyd

OK - the banjo-ukulele bit is in, along with some extra info about Formby's musical career. smiley - smiley


A449877 George Formby

Post 33

Azara

The entry is looking great, Ormondroyd!

I've been playing some of the jukebox recordings on the George Formby Society site, and they really have a wonderful 1930s feel.

Well done to all the authors!
Azara
smiley - rose


A449877 George Formby

Post 34

Shrimp, keeper of petty nitpicking [(-1+8)x(-2+9-1-0)=42]

Hey Ormondroyd. I read the entry again and it's looking very good. He really must have been a talented guy (performing in movies and in music and having a backup for when your wife dies smiley - winkeye). Only spotted one typo (villians instead of villains) but I guess that you'd have noticed it when giving it a last check. Or else, the Sub would, because this is definitely going to make it. smiley - ok

smiley - cheers Shrimp


A449877 George Formby

Post 35

Ormondroyd

Thanks for the support and for pointing that typo out, Shrimp! It has now been fixed, and please tell me if you spot any other mistakes! smiley - cheers


A449877 George Formby

Post 36

Shrimp, keeper of petty nitpicking [(-1+8)x(-2+9-1-0)=42]

No prob mate! And I can't find any smiley - winkeye I really tried...


A617221 George Formby

Post 37

HappyDude

looking good, i like the way you incorperated the banjo-ukulele info smiley - smiley

I want to recomend it but I feel it would be slightly unethical for me to do that, so now I think we just got to wait until we can tempt a friendly scout over here

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:: disapears ::
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:: returns ::
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:: now wearing a seductive off the shoulder number ::

smiley - winkeye at passing scouts smiley - winkeye


A617221 George Formby

Post 38

Ormondroyd

smiley - laugh Yeah, I reckon the Entry's finished now! smiley - ok

(Produces banjo-ukulele. Begins strumming and singing)

smiley - musicalnote I'm leaning on the lamp post at the corner of the street smiley - musicalnote In case a certain little Scouty comes by. smiley - musicalnote Oh me, oh my, I hope that little Scouty comes by... smiley - musicalnotesmiley - winkeye


A617221 George Formby

Post 39

Orcus

As i recall it, he couldn't actually play the ukelele-banjo could he? smiley - erm


A617221 George Formby

Post 40

Ormondroyd

Eh??? smiley - yikes As you may have gathered, I've done a lot of research into George in the past couple of days, and I certainly haven't seen anything to suggest that he couldn't play! Everything I've read says that he played it for most of his life! What on smiley - earth makes you think that he couldn't play, Orcus?


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