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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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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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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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This is no place for children.


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http://www.wecollect2.com/Sparky's%20Magic%20Piano.htm

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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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Don't forget Sparky was the dragon in Torchy the battery boy. !!!!

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Thanks for the replies, folks. It was the magic piano, we were thinking of.

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Comparison of the 1940's and 1987 animated version ....



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Big Jon and Sparkie.1950S Saturday radio show.

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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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By Jingo, this brought back a few memories. There are a lot people on here shamelessly giving their ages away.

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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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The pianist certainly could play.

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