RSS

Category Archives: Uke History & Trivia

UkeTubes

Today would have been the 71st birthday of George Harrison. This number is allegedly the current top iTunes Beatles’ download. Ukulenny plays a fingerpicking instrumental of Here Comes The Sun:

 

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Happy Halloween – Trick Or Uke Treat

Enjoy this fun version of Blue Öyster Cult’s (Don’t Fear) The Reaper by Gus & Fin (GUGUG). More cowbell!

 
1 Comment

Posted by on October 31, 2013 in Uke History & Trivia

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Top Of The Ukes

Number One in the UK Charts on this day in 1983 was Culture Club’s Karma Chameleon:

(Those of you paying attention may have realised that it’s my birthday – & I’ve given away my DOB by mentioning what was topping the charts when I was born in another post! Jeanette)

 
5 Comments

Posted by on October 23, 2013 in Uke History & Trivia

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Top Of The Ukes

UK number one on this date in 1965 was the Sonny & Cher hit I Got You Babe. Exactly twenty years later, the UB40 & Chrissie Hynde cover version also topped the charts. Here’s Sergio Algozzino’s (& his sister’s) uke version. It’s like there’s a mirror between them!

 
4 Comments

Posted by on August 26, 2013 in Uke History & Trivia

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Top Of The Ukes

Number One in the UK charts exactly thirty years ago, on 15 June 1983, was The Police with one of their most well-known songs,, Every Breath You Take. Here’s paxukulele’s cover version of it (with chords on Show more underneath his videoif you want to strum along):

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on June 15, 2013 in Uke History & Trivia

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Uke-o-vision Song Contest

Tonight sees the Eurovision Song Contest. Be prepared for plenty of cheesy numbers; sarcastic commentary & the usual regional block voting! Here is Jeff Meechai’s cover of the UK’s 1967 winning entry from Sandie Shaw, Puppet On A String:

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

UkeTubes

Today would have been the 74th birthday of Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien (better known as Dusty Springfield). So here is Richard G performing his arrangement of the Bacharach & David number The Look of Love on his 1920s Gibson:

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

UkeTubes

As today would have been George Harrison’s seventieth birthday, here’s a video from his final album Brainwashed where he’s ukeing with a few pals on the Harold Arlen & Ted Koehle number Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea:

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Mighty Uke – UK TV Screening

The 2010 film, Mighty Uke, which travels the world to discover why so many people of different nations, cultures, ages and musical tastes are turning to the ukulele, is being shown at 9pm Tues 29 Jan & 1.30am & 9am Wed 30 Jan on Sky Arts 1 (for those without satellite, the DVD is also available from Amazon & other on-line retailers).

Here’s the official trailer as a taster:

 

Tags: , , ,

PLUC Xmas Weekend Workout

Ukulele Club Christmas

Ukulele Club Christmas (Photo credit: Simon Scarfe)

As a Christmas treat, we offer you two festive fun quizzes for the price of one:

1) Guess from which songs do the ‘Christmases’ come (NB If you get enough questions right you’ll win a surprise that can make any song into a Christmas tune!). I managed 10/12, so see if you can better that.

2) And here’s Ukulele Hunt’s annual puzzler – the Ukulele Christmas Quiz 2012 - which I’m just about to enjoy doing. There are also links to previous year’s quizzes.

Jeanette

Other quizzes include: PLUC Weekend Workout – EarMaster; PLUC Weekend Workout – On-line Ear Trainer; PLUC Weekend Workout – Speak Ukulele Challenge!PLUC Weekend Workout – memrise on-line coursesPLUC Weekend Workout – Theta Music Trainer;  PLUC Weekend Workout – Flashcard Machine; PLUC Weekend Workout – Music Reading Knowledge; A Question Of Uke – TV & Movie Themes; PLUC Weekend Workout – Fretboard Master GamePLUC Weekend Workout – Guitarator Chord Quiz; PLUC Weekend Workout – Vocal Match Game

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 106 other followers