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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:57 am 
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Tiny Tim wasn't the only one flying the flag for the ukulele in the 60's - Ian Whitcomb, a Trinity College, Dublin student, had a number of hit singles in the US and became part of "British Pop Invasion". Ian was always a ukulele fan and began to feature it in his act early on. Ian took root in "Lotus Land" (check out his book of that title) and has had a long career as a writer and musician. He has had a lifelong passion for ragtime and interviewed many of the great tin pan alley songwriters of that era.
While many "pop stars" faded from view, after the 60's Ian forged a whole new musical career specialising in ragtime but always featuring his beloved ukulele. If you haven't yet, check out his many YouTube videos. This one's from the 60's.




and here's a more recent video of Ian and his band "The Bungalow Boys":



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