Bruno Diaz

The Life and Times of George Formby, Britain's First Pop Star

The Life and Times of George Formby, Britain’s First Pop Star

The current popularity of the ukulele with everyone from retired Home Counties housewives to uber-cool East London hipsters makes it surprising that the name George Formby remains unknown outside a circle of dedicated fanatics. Once a huge draw at the UK box office, and at one time the highest paid entertainer in the country, Formby and his uke churned out a string of hit records in the 1930s and ‘40s…

Uncover London: How Very A-Mewsing

Uncover London: How Very A-Mewsing

Once upon a time, back in Georgian and Victorian days, the London mews behind fancy houses in grand neighbourhoods provided stalls for horses, servants quarters, and storage for carriages…

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