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characters Owning Up The Trilogy Scouse Mouse; Rum Bum and Concertina; Owning Up Penguin Classic Biography ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ò ❰KINDLE❯ ❆ Owning Up The Trilogy Scouse Mouse; Rum Bum and Concertina; Owning Up PenguL service in the navy as an ordinary seaman to his emergence as a connoisseur of surrealist art and his career as a jazz singer. I read this some years ago but just recently re read one of the memoirs in this super volume George Melly was an eccentric who was bi sexual surrealist fan and a bluesjazz singer as well Witty charming and Owning Up is a memoir about his years as a traveling jazz singer in the UK during the 50's Great touring stories with a great cast of characters British to the core you can taste the post war years of London via this book

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Ume for the first time An account of the author's life from childhood in middle class Liverpool in the thirties through nationa. The most significant part of the trilogy is Rum Bum and Concertina which covers Gorgeous George's early days from prep schooldays to life as a naval rating where he discovers his sexuality and his entry into the London art world It was only after his school mates read this book that George's son first discovered his dad was bi sexualThe third part Owning Up will be partricularly appreciated by musicians as George describes in great detail the decadent life of a 1950s jazz singer

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Owning Up The Trilogy Scouse Mouse; Rum Bum and Concertina; Owning Up Penguin Classic BiographyGeorge Melly's The Trilogy PDF #186 three autobiographical memoirs Scouse Mouse Rum Bum and Concertina and Owning Up in one vol. It took me a long time to read this book but I thoroughly enjoyed it In three parts the first dealt with Melly's childhood in Liverpool and gave an insight into the city in the 30s and 40s as well as a good portrait of his large family The second my favourite was his days in the Navy it sounds like he had a great time amongst all the sailors but also discovered women along the way The final part was in the time of the 50s and 60s his days on the road with the band meeting the jazz greats such as Louie Armstrong and also telling how Humph Acker Bilk etc developed and grew into the bands I remember I felt I understood Melly the man a lot better when I finished the book only having seen him as a camp outrageous performer before