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Artist Biography For Flanagan & Allen

Bud Flanagan 1896 - 1968 And Chesney Allen 1893 - 1982 Were A British Singing And Comedy Double Act Popular During World War II. They Were First Paired In A Florrie Forde Revue And Were Booked By Val Parnell To Appear At The Holborn Empire In 1926. As Music Hall Comedians They Would Often Feature A Mixture Of Comedy And Music In Their Act This Led To A Successful Recording Career As A Duo And Roles In Film And Television. Flanagan And Allen Were Both Also Members Of The Crazy Gang And Worked With That Team For Many Years Concurrently With Their Double-Act Career. Flanagan And Allen's Songs Featured The Same Usually Gentle Humour For Which The Duo Were Known In Their Live Performances And During The Second World War They Reflected The Experiences Of Ordinary People During Wartime. Songs Like 'We're Gonna Hang Out The Washing On The Siegfried Line' Mocked The German Defences Siegfried Line While Others Like 'Miss You' Sang Of Missing One's Sweetheart During Enforced Absences. Other Songs Such As Their Most Famous 'Underneath The Arches' Which Flanagan Co-Wrote With Reg Connelly Had Universal Themes Such As Friendship. The Music Was Usually Melodic Following A Binary Verse Verse Chorus Structure With A Small Dance Band Or Orchestra Providing The Accompaniment. The Vocals Were Distinctive Because While Flanagan Was At Least A Competent Singer And Sang The Melody Lines Allen Used An Almost Spoken Delivery To Provide The Harmonies.

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