Plink, plink, plink, plink, plinka, plink, plink, plink…

I met the late Sir Bill Cotton of the BBC once, many years ago – he was a lovely, funny man, much loved by all. This was evidenced by the huge turnout at his memorial service earlier this week, where there apparently was much mirth amongst the tributes. The report in The Times that some of the music was provided by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain playing, amongst other ditties, a version of the Dambusters March arranged by Bill Cotton’s namesake and father, set me off on a search on Youtube. Unfortunately this performance doesn’t seem yet to have been videoed (although I did find both Shaft and Teenage Kicks) so I ended up at the orchestra’s own website, where I was able to purchase the Eric Coates tune for a meagre one pound. A bargain! Altogether now – plink, plink…
UPDATE: Here’s a sample, about 20 seconds long, of the Dambusters March.

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2 thoughts on “Plink, plink, plink, plink, plinka, plink, plink, plink…

  1. Peter March 2, 2009 / 5:50 pm

    Your initial thoughts would likely to be this would not sound great but somehow the Ukulele Orchestra get it right. A different twist on a well known tune.
    Thanks for blogging this.

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