Kevin playing one of George Formby's ukuleles

Kevin playing George Formby's 'Abbott' ukulele at the George Formby Society's meeting in Blackpool, on Saturday September 16th, 1961.

One of George Formby's Ukuleles - a Dallas model 'C'. taken on the same day and in the same place as the recording: 16 September 1961 in Blackpool.

One of George Formby's Ukuleles - a Dallas model 'C'. taken on the same day and in the same place as the recording: 16 September 1961 in Blackpool.


'Keeping Albert Clean' - A comedy sketch by Kevin Daly and Harry Fisher

Harry Fisher, Decca disc-cutter, taken in the early 1960s

Harry Fisher, Decca disc-cutter, taken in the early 1960s

This is probably one just for old Decca engineers - a comedy sketch featuring Decca disc cutter Harry Fisher with the 19-year-old Kevin, recorded in the Decca studios on Saturday 11th November, 1961. Harry plays a BBC reporter interviewing Fred Woodcock (Kevin), cleaner of monuments (not statues). Harry too died tragically young, in 1977, and was much missed at Decca; it is so nice to be able to hear his voice again after all this time, especially his distinctive laugh. I've posted the unedited version, as it's the chat and laughter which make it special, for those who knew them both. 

 


Kevin as 'Otto von Bismuth' - The Otto Rap

Drunken fun with Kevin, son Michael and their good friend Nick Hotham. Otto von Bismuth delivers his 'Monumental History of Music' to a more popular beat. You can also read a transcript of the lyrics.


Interview with Deben Bhattacharya - short excerpt

You can also read a transcript of the full interview