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    A friend of mine from London, told me his uncle "George Martin" ( NOT OF BEATLES FAME ) from Bootle, used to do impersonations of Al Jolson around the pubs etc in the 50's 60's, do any of the more mature Yo'ers remember him ?
    I'm a bit too young to recall those days !


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    He'd love to hear if anyone had any memories of his uncle George.

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    Everybody did impressions of Al in the old days.In the 1940`s the highlight of my day was visiting an old lady a few doors away who had a wind up gramaphone the size of a wardrobe and a large collection of Jolsons shellac records. I spent hours listening to them ,changing the needle every 3 records.
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    Larry Parks did a good impression of him too
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    My granddad was a big fan of Al Jolson.

    Isn't there a plaque (or the like) in the Maritime Museum claiming that Jolson left for the USA from Liverpool?
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    You will never see the Jolson Story on Tv,because he blacked his face for his shows.
    Funny thing when I listen to my records now I, imagine Larry Parks singing.
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    Go Into Your Dance - made in 1935, was on the telly 20 years ago, I know because I taped it for my dad who loved his music.

    Don't know about a plaque in Liverpool Mark.

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