[78-L] George Formby on the other side of the pond

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Sun Apr 17 20:20:19 PDT 2011

On 4/17/2011 8:03 PM, Steven C. Barr wrote:
> In fact George Formby was VERY popular here in Canada...as a
> result there were a fair number of Col(C) Formby issues!
> I don't know if Formby is included in any of the regular discographies;
> however, I tend to recall he is/was...?!

He's in Rust's Music Hall discography but probably not in other standard 78 
books. Formby appeared in Canada a number of times..I saw him at Maple Leaf 
Gardens, probably in 1956. He was also here in 1950 doing a benefit for 
Winnipeg Flood Relief and there's a CBC aircheck of him doing three songs.


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