George Formby

Leisure and Entertainment with George Formby

George Formby with ENSA, entertaining British troops one month after the Normandy Invasion, 1944.


George Formby was a British muscian popular during the 1930s and 1940s both in England and the U.S. He is a singer of comic songs along with usual types of music. He is infamous for his infatuation and usage of a ukelele and a banjo during his performences. In 1946, he was awarded the OBE (Office of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire). His career spanned forty years. He acted in more than 20 films and made 230 recordings. 

The Music

This is one of Formby's most popular recordings. It also falls under that 'easy going' theme that so many war years songs had.