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ukulele-banjo from the
estate of George Formby
A 1930s Gibson UB3
owned and used professionally by George Formby.
The highest claim to
fame that a banjolele can hold is to have been
played on film by Formby, who popularised the
instrument and became internationally synonymous
prestigious instrument appears in the 1945 film
I Didn't Do It and in
wartime newsreel footage; there are also numerous
photos of Formby playing it on his postwar
1961 Beryldene Auction, the uke was purchased by
a Mr Ramsden, who later sold it to popular
entertainer Alan Randall, who used it extensively
in theatre, cabaret and broadcasts. Now, twelve
years after Alan's passing, the Randall family
invite offers for this unique piece of
showbusiness history, which truly is one of the
world's most famous banjo-ukes.
video for a demonstration and commentary by Andy
Eastwood; contact details below.