Norman Wisdom - In A Marching Band

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Beesa, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Beesa

    Beesa Member

    With the sad news this week of Norman Wisdom's passing, I thought it would be light relief to watch a clip of him performing in a band, albeit a military style band.

    Some nice tips for trombone players there.

    Brassed Off performance in Delph has nothing on this!
  2. Highams

    Highams Member

    The late George Lock is there on side drum, Hanwell's drummer for many years.

  3. jockinafrock

    jockinafrock Active Member

    Great clip! Remember it well! :clap: I must be getting old.. ;)
  4. David Mann

    David Mann Member

    Nice to see the G trombone in action (early in the clip). I wonder who really played the trombone. My guess would be George Chisholm..
  5. Beesa

    Beesa Member

  6. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    That's quality. Good old fashioned simple British humour. Although I knew he was ill and obviously old I was still sad to hear that he'd died.

    In the randomness that is sometimes life I actually met him - in the car park of the Grand Hotel in Leicester. We were doing a gig there and while packing stuff away in the boot of the car afterwards, a voice behind me said "'scuse me, but can you please tell me where reception is?", I turned around and there (about three feet below me) stood Norman Wisdom. I was so shocked I told him where to go (to reception!) without even acknowleging who he was. At least I didn't have some sort of raving hysterical fan fit.

    But anyway - RIP Norman - another British comedy legend lost.
  7. Janet Watkins

    Janet Watkins Member

  8. Red Elvis

    Red Elvis Active Member

    Norman Wisdom joined the band of the 10th Royal Hussars in 1930 as a drummer boy and learnt to play several instruments , including clarinet during his time with them.
  9. kiwiinoz

    kiwiinoz Member

    look at that lovely G trom ...............
  10. Bungle

    Bungle Member

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