Thursday, January 11, 2007

Max Miller


Max Miller sings and "tells a few" on a compilation LP called "The World Of Music Hall" on the Decca label. Originally recorded in 1935. The Lp was relaeased in 1970.

Wikipedia says-

"Max Miller (November 21, 1894 - May 7, 1963), the "Cheeky Chappie", was a 1930s English music hall comedian famous for his daringly risqué (for the period) repertoire (see Censorship) and gaudy suits.
Born in Brighton as Thomas Henry Sargent, Max became notorious for his double entendre based humour, which at the time saw him banned from the BBC on more than one occasion. His jokes were written in two notebooks, one white notebook for 'clean' humour, and a blue one for 'adult' jokes. He was known for his outlandish outfits, which generally included patterned plus fours and matching long jacket (a look which has clearly influenced the stage outfits of modern comedian Roy 'Chubby' Brown), with a trilby hat and kipper tie. He was also a popular singer of comedy songs, his most famous being Mary From the Dairy, which was also his signature tune. He also appeared in several films. A statue was erected to Miller in his home town of Brighton on 1 May 2005 by Roy Hudd, George Melly, June Whitfield and Norman Wisdom. Interestingly, Hudd appeared as his hero in the Big Finish Productions Doctor Who audio play Pier Pressure in 2006."

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Michael

Really like your blog and Max Miller is one of my favourites also was very impressed with Bobbie Comber.
As an aside it is eay to use Treemo and have you moved over to the new Blogger templates with this Google Account because I have and now can't publish my music so I wondered if Treemo was worthwhile.

michael said...

Thanks R&R Doc. Much appreciated and thanks for the warning about new templates. Ive stuck to the old so no problems so far. Treemo is real easy the only problem might be with sensitive copyright material being used.

Artyblartfast said...

Lovely stuff, it's a shame there's no recorded blue book material, unless you know otherwise.

michael said...

Not that I know of. I imagine the rude jokes were of the "innuendo" variety anyway and would be pretty tame by today's standards.