02:06:09 :::: radioShirley presents “Oh Danny Boy!”


Danny La Rue ::: 26 July 1927 – 31 May 2009

Greetings Shirleyphiles,
Time for a return radioShirley performance from last October :: DRAG! ::
to pay tribute to the one and only Danny La Rue!

Nice to see I’m not the only one in blogdom tipping their collective wigbox
to La Rue. Ally over at dustysevens has a fantastic poster and Sugar Pie Desanto
track to mark the occasion. Bona drag indeed, ally.


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  1. ib

    Greetings Mr. K and Shirl.

    Oh, Danny Boy. It is astounding in hindsight just how much Danny La Rue was able to capitalize on the mainstream. No drag act since has come close to pulling it off to the same degree, all allusions confounded… Even my gran was a fan.

  2. radioshirley

    indeed ib.

    Something about the word “trooper” springs instantly to mind here. With a life spent so much on the stage, one can’t help but ponder on the sheer command and enormous vocabulary of stage etiquette that’s gone to that wig box in the sky with La Rue.

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