George Melly
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Born in Liverpool, Merseyside
Born on 17th of August 1926
Died on 5th of July 2007

Alan George Heywood Melly as he originally was came from a family in Liverpool wealthy enough to pay for his prep school and Stowe education. Melly, after service in the Royal Navy, gained fame in several fields: primarily he was known for his jazz and blues singing, and through that for music criticism; he became an acknowledged expert on surrealist art (and a prescient collector); was in demand on chat shows for his witty and irreverent conversation; and a devoted fly-fisherman who paid for some prime salmon fishing with funds from art sales.

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