If you have ever seen the series 3 men in a boat you may have seen this segment. A nice 5 minutes around David Gilmores lovely boat studio on the Thames. Wouldn’t it be nice as the Beach Boys would say.
Built in 1911 for Fred Karno, a famous music hall impresario who managed Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy, among others, the 90-foot long boat was designed to accommodate an entire 90-piece orchestra playing on it’s upper deck. (The cost, considered exorbitant at the time, was about 20,000 pounds ($32,000 U.S. dollars).
Information and some pictures courtesy of Handmade Music
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