~ AUDIO CLIPS ~

There are various audio clips throughout the site, at their relevant parts of the story, but I thought I’d bring them all together in one place as well.


George Formby Senior’s widow, Eliza, describing her husband’s final meeting with his mother in 1911.

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From an interview with Kevin Daly and Rex Blaker, March 1967
Copyright © 2011 MICHAEL DALY


George Formby Senior’s widow, Eliza, discussing George and Beryl.

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From an interview with Kevin Daly and Rex Blaker, March 1967
Copyright © 2011 MICHAEL DALY


Actor Ronald Shiner remembers making ‘Come On George’.

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From an interview with Kevin Daly, 18th February 1963
Copyright © 2011 MICHAEL DALY


Actor Ronald Shiner recalling cars, bikes and ‘Civvy Street’.

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From an interview with Kevin Daly, 18th February 1963
Copyright © 2011 MICHAEL DALY


Actor Ronald Shiner laments George’s passing.

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From an interview with Kevin Daly, 18th February 1963
Copyright © 2011 MICHAEL DALY


George and Beryl asked: “How long have you two been married?”

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George saying goodbye to people sheltering in Aldwych underground station.

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George describing his weirdest show, in Normandy.

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George and Beryl summing up their wartime contribution.

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Comments

  1. says

    Thankyou for this amazing site there is nobody like in the history of showbiz who can bring a smile to my face like the late great George Formby he had a special gift.

    Today I bought a collection of pre-recorded reel to reel audio tapes and one of them is George Formby “The Man With the Ukelele that was issued on The World Record Club Label TH 126 I wonder if anybody knows of any other recordings of George that were issued on reel to reel tape ?

    Kind Regards

    Jim Clark
    hyperbolelad@hotmail.com
    poetryreincarnations at youtube

  2. Phil Caton says

    Wow! what a wonderful story from Normandy. Those knockers of Formby need to hear that. What a gent.
    More clips please this is a great site.

  3. says

    It’s just delightful to still be able to hear George and Beryl talking in their off-stage personas – as opposed to the comedic voices that both used in the course of their stage, film and radio performances.

    I knew those voices – and the two *real* people behind them – as both were lovely and kindly friends to me (Beryl, in particular), and I’ll never forget either of them, as long as I have breath in my body.

    Thanks Mike, for – in the first and most important place – preserving your late and much-lamented dad’s marvellous reportage and archiving, and in the second for the valuable work you have done, in carrying on the family tradition of further faming Formby. Bless you. Your sincerely, Gerry George.

  4. says

    Thanks for these marvellous sound-bites, Michael; it being lovely to be able to hear George speaking in his *natural* voice – as opposed to that of the Lancahire gump – in these unique and historic recordings.

  5. Stephen KIng says

    Thanks for these great clips! I was struck by how much George sounds like his mother Eliza.

    Interesting!

    Peace,

    Stephen

  6. says

    This is a great site! Love the audion clips. I went to see George & family’s grave the other day, so it’s lvely to hear his Mother speaking after having done so.

    I’m from Wigan too – a mile away from where GF Jnr. was born.

    I’m sharing this site on facebook for all Formby fans – so THANK YOU for this – a really good site! :)

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