Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Arthur Mullard

The archetypal cockney geezer and heavy who used to pop up on TV sit-coms throughout the 50's 60's and 70's. Typecast as the East End thug in Hancock's Half Hour to The Benny Hill Show etc. he could always be relied upon to look the part even if his dialogue was limited to "Yus!" "Cor Blimey!" and "Do you want a punch up the froat?" He made several novelty records, none of which were big hits as far as I know. One with Hilda Baker was a terrible version of "Your The One That I Want" that John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John had a big hit with. On these two tracks he's backed by Chas 'N' Dave.

Arthur Mullard - One Fing 'N' Nuvver

Arthur Mullard - I Only Have Eyes For You

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Howlin' Hobbit said...

I love this man. Where can I sign up for his fan club?

Wastedpapiers said...

Very little about him on the internet but he did write his biography but Ive never seen a copy.

Russell CJ Duffy said...

amazing how someone, and i am not be unkind here or provocative, with so little talent can end up being so loved and appreciated. still time for me i guess!

Wastedpapiers said...

Arthur's singing leaves a lot to be desired but I would rather listen to him than alot that passes for music these days!

spice-the-cat said...

Just another one of the great British characters that are fast disappearing, only to be replaced with the bland and vacuous personalities that pass for celebrities.

And will people please lay off the version of You're The One That I Want - it was meant to be awfully bad and achieved it's purpose to be so with great efficiency.