Great film. Great film memorabilia.
The Daily Star is reporting that Johnny Depp hopes to play George Formby in an adaptation of Formby’s life and the actor has taken up the banjolele and also talking like a northerner in preparation. Hopefully this isn’t just idle gossip. Whether it’s any good, we’ll have to just wait and see. If you’re looking for a film to watch featuring the uke, I can recommend the 1965 film, A Thousand Clowns. It’s about a uke playing iconoclast who faces losing custody of his nephew unless he conforms to society.
Photo: Peter Mountain
This is from a Shaggs tribute concert and is great and has ukulele in it.
Anyone uninitiated in the ways of the Wiggins Sisters better be prepared to get their minds blown. To quote Lester Bangs – “How do they sound? Perfect! They can’t play a lick! But mainly they got the right attitude, which is all rock’n'roll’s ever been about from day one.”
Great drum kit setup too.