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#994912 - 15th Dec 2015 10:20am Sparky
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Only the very old will be able to throw any light on this question oldman .
Does anyone remember Sparky? He was on the radio, or should I say wireless, when I was a kid. I'm not sure if it was a program or just a song and he spoke with tinny sort of mechanical voice. My mate and myself remember him but we are at a loss to know who,or what,he was.

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#994914 - 15th Dec 2015 10:44am Re: Sparky [Re: palemoon]
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Are you thinking about this Sparky?

Sparky And The Talking Train (1947)
Sparky's Magic Piano (recorded in Hollywood, October 1947; released 1948
Sparky's Music Mix-up (1949)
Sparky's Magic Echo (1952)
Sparky's Magic Baton (1954)
There was also a song, "Do you believe in Santa Claus?" / "I don't want a lot for Christmas" (1950)

Oh and thanks for making me "Very Old"


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparky%27s_Magic_Piano


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#994915 - 15th Dec 2015 10:46am Re: Sparky [Re: palemoon]
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It was a record called Sparky and his magic piano on which a small boy who found it difficult to play talked to his piano and the piano replied in a tinny semi musical voice and when the boy put his fingers to the keys marvelous music flowed. PS, Who are you calling old I'm only 84.

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#994916 - 15th Dec 2015 10:48am Re: Sparky [Re: joney]
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#994921 - 15th Dec 2015 10:54am Re: Sparky [Re: bert1]
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http://www.wecollect2.com/Sparky's%20Magic%20Piano.htm

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#994924 - 15th Dec 2015 11:40am Re: Sparky [Re: palemoon]
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Dont worry Habdab, you wouldnt have to be much too much beyond 60 to remember these records . Still youthful!

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#994926 - 15th Dec 2015 12:10pm Re: Sparky [Re: palemoon]
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Don't forget Sparky was the dragon in Torchy the battery boy. !!!!

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#994954 - 15th Dec 2015 5:21pm Re: Sparky [Re: palemoon]
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Thanks for the replies, folks. It was the magic piano, we were thinking of.

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#994955 - 15th Dec 2015 6:11pm Re: Sparky [Re: palemoon]
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Comparison of the 1940's and 1987 animated version ....

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#994956 - 15th Dec 2015 6:12pm Re: Sparky [Re: palemoon]
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Big Jon and Sparkie.1950S Saturday radio show.

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#994965 - 15th Dec 2015 7:33pm Re: Sparky [Re: palemoon]
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Very old? The cheek of that! <snert> I had piano lessons inflicted on me from age 5 to 9. I reached Grade 3 then my mother fell ill - not as a result of my playing I hasten to add - and I had to stop. I have the sheet music for Sparky's Magic Piano somewhere...


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#994967 - 15th Dec 2015 8:08pm Re: Sparky [Re: palemoon]
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I`ll just leave this here grin

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#994969 - 15th Dec 2015 8:18pm Re: Sparky [Re: palemoon]
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By Jingo, this brought back a few memories. There are a lot people on here shamelessly giving their ages away.

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#995004 - 16th Dec 2015 1:14am Re: Sparky [Re: palemoon]
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Sparky and the Magic Piano used to be played virtually every week on the Uncle Mac children's show on BBC radio on Saturday mornings in the 1950s. I'd like to say what an innocent, enjoyable experience that programme was. However, with the benefit of 60 years of hindsight, I'm happy to say I haven't changed my opinion - it was rubbish.

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#995029 - 16th Dec 2015 10:53am Re: Sparky [Re: palemoon]
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The pianist certainly could play.

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