Friday, April 07, 2006

George Melly

A record on the Decca label from 1973 but featuring Melly in the 50's playing with the Mick Mulligan Magnolia Jazz Band. His outrageous stories about these early days, travelling with the band are told in the very entertaining and funny book "Owning Up". On the sleeve notes it says-
"From being something of a hell-raiser, George became a critic for the Observer, TV personality and took over from Humphry Littelton writing the script for the FLOOK comic strip in the Daily Mail......"

Here's a recent article about George in the Guardian.

George Melly - I'm A Ding Dong Daddy

George Melly - Send Me To The 'electric Chair

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1 comment:

Russell CJ Duffy said...

i once, back in the early seventies, bought my self a suit that was made out of very large and bold brown and cream checks. my mother in law (mad glad) said i looked like george melly, was this a compliment? perhaps not!