The Goons: four original scripts and an acetate recording,
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The Goons: four original scripts and an acetate recording,
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The Goons: four original scripts and an acetate recording The Goons: four original scripts and an acetate recording, The Goons: four original scripts and an acetate recording,
The Goons: four original scripts and an acetate recording,

the 1st Series scripts comprising 'Crazy People' No. 6, recorded 1st July 1951; 'Crazy People' No. 8, recorded 15th July 1951; 'Cinderella', recorded 16th December 1951; the fourth missing title page but dated Sunday 17th June so possibly for 'Crazy People' No. 6, transmitted 18th June 1951, three inscribed in pencil Max; together with a double-sided 10 inch acetate with The Master Sound System labels, inscribed with titles 'Dance With Me Henry' and 'Unchained Melody' and performers' names added by Spike Milligan, the card sleeve with label also inscribed and dated 1985 by Spike

Footnotes

  • The 'Max' written on the scripts is Max Geldray, harmonica player and occasional actor in the series. 'The Goon Show Companion' (Roger Wilmut & Jimmy Grafton, Robson Books Ltd., 1987, p.152) details 'Unchained Melody' as unissued, with a few copies in private hands. Apparently, the publishers of the original 1955 hit song objected to this version recorded on Parlophone by Bluebottle and Eccles. It is thought that 'Dance With Me, Henry' was intended as the B side to the former song, but was also never officially released.
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