What type of ukulele did George Formby play?
A banjo ukulele owned by popular 1930s and 40s entertainer George Formby is to be auctioned, with an estimated sale price of £30,000. Hansons Auctioneers said the Gibson UB3 banjolele is expected to attract worldwide interest at the sale on 30 June, in Etwall, Derbyshire.
What was George Formby worth when he died?
He died of a heart attack just two days before they were due to wed in 1961. But the George Formby show descended into a circus when it was revealed he’d cut most of his family out of the will, overlooking his mother and three sisters. Instead nearly all his fortune, the equivalent of £3 million, went to Pat.
Who sang Im leaning on the lamppost?
George FormbyLeaning On The Lamp Post / Artist
What tuning did George Formby use?
Concert and Tenor tuned to C so could be the ADF#B, D tuning. I think tuning all 3 sizes to C is a more modern idea. He used a variety of tunings to suit the vocal range of the songs. I’ve got a couple of dozen songs with chords and lyrics somewhere.
Is Formby named after George Formby?
With such a role model it’s not surprising his father, also George, grew up to become a bigamist, marrying Martha Salter in 1897 and Formby’s mother Eliza Hoy in 1899. But George Snr – he changed his name to Formby after seeing it as a destination on a railway carriage – became one of Britain’s biggest music hall acts.
What was George Formby real name?
George Hoy Booth
Born George Hoy Booth in Wigan, Lancashire on 26 May 1904, he later took his father’s stage name of George Formby.
Did George Formby write his own songs?
George Formby helped write and perform over 300 original songs, largely flavoured with his own brand of English North Country humour. He was well known for playing the Banjo Ukulele, a hybrid instrument combining the Hawaiian ukulele and the big American Banjo, which had been invented by Alvin D.
How is a Banjolele tuned?
The banjolele is commonly tuned G–C–E–A (“C Tuning”) or A–D–F♯–B (“D Tuning”), with a re-entrant 4th string. The A–D–F♯–B tuning often produces a more strident tone, and is used for this reason. Both of these tunings are known as “my dog has fleas” tunings (fifth, tonic, major third, major sixth).