Tag Archives: Richard Wetherall

Kazoo revival – 1920’s Jazz Jazz Jazz


1920’s swells Cheeky and Charming Charlie spread mirth and music under the auspices of the charity music in hospitals. Goodness gracious me – Charlie gets the blonde ! The kazoo is a wind instrument which adds a “buzzing” timbral quality … Continue reading

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Scott Joplin – Maple Leaf Rag


Charleston Charlies‘ pianist Lord Wetherall of Chorlton-cum-Hardy chances upon a vintage piano on a ‘music in hospitals’ tour of Wales. A perfect opportunity to play Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag. No wonder the ladies call him Charming Charlie !

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Sir William Walton – a tribute by Wetherall and Thorne


After the initial inertia of deciding who should drive the car – Wethers and Thorne sprung a surprise on Bernhardt – playing one of Uncle Willie’s compositions – it almost brought a tear to a glass eye – memories of … Continue reading

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