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In his heyday, Al Bowlly sold more records in the UK than Bing Crosby. When he sang with Lew Stone's band at the Bristol Coliseum, shop-girls and debutantes mobbed the stage door. A lady from Worle sent him hand-made silk knickers through the post... In this musical play by south west author Tony Staveacre (Jigsy), Al's second wife conjures up memories of the heart-throb crooner through the songs he made famous before he was tragically killed in an air-raid in 1941. From the sweetshop in Bournemouth where she ended up after the war, Marjie recalls a hectic musical journey that links Raffles Hotel, Berlin in the Depression, the Rainbow Room in New York, the Grand Canyon, the Kursaal at Scheveningen in Holland, the night-clubs of the West End and the variety theatres of the North.Author Tony Staveacre.
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