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  • When I'm Cleaning Windows

    Sue Rogers posted on March 04, 2014 14:00

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    Who Knew ?  Due to the songs lyrics being racy for the time it was banned by the BBC from playing on the radio (late 1930s). The corporation's director John Reith stated that "if the public wants to listen to Formby singing his disgusting little ditty, they'll have to be content to hear it in the cinemas, not over the nation's airwaves"; Formby and his wife and manager Beryl Ingham were furious with the block on the song. In May 1941 Beryl informed the BBC that the song was a favourite of the royal family, particularly Queen Mary, while a statement by Formby pointed out that "I sang it before the King and Queen at the Royal Variety Performance". The BBC relented and started to broadcast the song.

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