Monday, 6 April 2009

Birthday Greetings to Andrew Preview

Birthday greetings today to Andre Previn.....

I wonder if he still wakes up in a cold sweat about this journey into the surreal world of Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise?

All that musical ability and talent as a comedy actor.....wonderful.

The expressions of the London Symphony Orchestra are priceless.


  1. Thanks for this.... I loved it and had me crying with laughter.

    What a great sport he was.. but M and W so talented.. it worked so well. I wonder if it makes him laugh now.

    80 years old... great age.. great man. Thanks for this post

  2. Wow he was so young here! Fun-eee!

    Happy Birthday Mr. Previn!

    (Hey, is something wrong with Blogger's live feed? Your new post didn't show up in my blogroll and the one I posted three hours ago it's showing either, even after I've updated the time. Weird.)

  3. Hi Michael,

    This is a classic M&W sketch. It is amazing that they could get such luminaries allowing themselves to be made fools of!

  4. This Morecambe and Wise sketch never fails to make me laugh no matter how often I see it. 'Mr Preview' apparently didn't rehearse it with them which makes his reactions and remarks even better. His sense of comedy was obviously highly developed and I've always admired the fact that, even though he was a world famous conductor and classical pianist, he didn't take himself too seriously. The sign of a really great man