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Johnny Depp's Next Movie a Bio of a Ukulele Player

Jim T.
user 76610642
Charlottesville, VA
Post #: 2
This is not a joke. Johnny Depp is preparing to play George Formby, a ukulele superstar in the UK in the 30s 40s and 50s. Although barely known in the US, Formby was the highest paid entertainer in Great Britain, and he has a very interesting biography. Johnny Depp is said to have his accent down perfectly and is learning to play in Formby's unique ukulele style.

http://www.dailystar....­
Todd B.
user 10247389
Charlottesville, VA
Post #: 4
Here's a 90 second clip of George Formby: http://www.youtube.co...­. Doc, can you learn that song before the next meetup?! Not sure I can picture Johnny Depp in that role...
Woody P.
Woody_Parrish
Charlottesville, VA
Post #: 7
How about that! There's actually a George Formby Society, dedicated to his style of ukulele playing, that can be better appreciated in a solo like this: http://www.youtube.co...­
George Formby Society is here: http://www.georgeform...­
Spencer G.
UkeDoc
Group Organizer
Charlottesville, VA
Post #: 8
Very Cool
Have to start practicing that smile.
I've tabbed out a couple of his songs if you are interested
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