Max Bygraves

Genres: Comedy Movies Easy Listening Soundtrack Vocals
Tags: oldies male vocalists jazz all brittish pop 60s 70s british uk humor 50s vintage actor rubbish everything exactly 2000 listeners musical but streamable streamable yet hummable steveadamsfm Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Walter Bygraves, 16 October 1922, London, England. Performing as a soloist in his school choir and employing Max Miller impressions in the RAF, with music hall dates in the late 40s, led Bygraves quickly to his recording debut and first Royal Command Performance in 1950. His debut record, with the Carroll Gibbons Band, contained impressions of Al Jolson, and was followed by a string of novelty hits through the 50s such as ‘Cowpuncher’s Cantata’, ‘Heart Of My Heart’, ‘Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen By The Sea’, ‘Meet Me On The Corner’, ‘You Need Hands’/‘Tulips From Amsterdam’, ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ and ‘Fings Ain’t Wot They Used To Be’. On the popular BBC radio show Educating Archie, scripted by comedian Eric Sykes, he gave a receptive nation catchphrases such as ‘a good idea son!’ and ‘bighead!’. Bygraves became enormously popular on stage and...

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