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Max Bygraves


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Max Bygraves OBE (born 16 October 1922 - 1st September 2012) in Rotherhithe, London as Walter William Bygraves) is an English singer songwriter, famous for his waving hands. He also appeared on his own television shows, sometimes performing comedy sketches between songs. Shows he presented included the gameshow Family Fortunes.

According to the You Need Hands Songfacts, Max went into showbusiness more or less by accident as a comedy impressionist, but later picked up the basics of songwriting.


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  • marksplace2008

    RIP Max :(

    1 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Muldwych

    Am I the only one who was introduced to 'Tulips From Amsterdam' through The Goodies episode 'Lips Or Almighty Cod' and came to like it?

    26 Mar 2009 Reply
  • capo08

    He has a lot of beautiful songs and he is definetly underrated.

    17 Dec 2008 Reply
  • condra

    Cheesy old camp weirdo

    25 Jul 2008 Reply

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