Well, Hugh, I hope you don’t mind a second posting for this week’s Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Music  but when I remembered I had a few photographs of the fabulous Margarita Pracatan at Manchester’s Pride 2012, I couldn’t resist sharing one.

For those of you who are already fans she needs no further explanation; for those of you who are not yet familiar with her unusual approach to music, please have an open mind; for anyone (is there anyone ?) who does not find her totally entertaining, please do not click on the YouTube link as it would be wasted on you! You could always go to see the Florence Foster Jenkins movie first to prepare yourself.

Margarita appeared every week in the 1990’s at the end of the weekly Clive James show to end the programme with a song. In the YouTube clip below it is Hugh Laurie who is losing the battle to stifle his laughter.

Margarita Pracatan at Manchester Pride 2016

The Fabulous Margarita Pracatan at Manchester Pride 2012 ©HelenBushe 



Hugh's Views and News · 16 May 2016 at 08:33

I loved her, Helen. I always looked forward so much to seeing her perform her music and singing at the end of Clive’s show. It had me in so much laughter. She was an icon back then. Maybe, she still is?

    HMB · 16 May 2016 at 08:47

    You can imagine the uproarious cheering when she led the procession at Manchester Pride which is when I took this picture. There she was, wearing her tiara and feather boa , waving to her fans.

GeorgieMoon · 15 May 2016 at 17:41

I had forgotten all about her until you reminded me! She was certainly a character, up there with Florence!

    HMB · 15 May 2016 at 17:50

    She sure was/is. I’m hoping to see Florence film this week.

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