Published On: Fri, May 26th, 2023
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George Logan, pianist and entertainer, 1944-2023 – obituary | Obituaries | News

George Logan was one half of comedy and musical duo Hinge and Bracket, who popularised drag acts in the 1970s and 1980s with their witty, sharp-eyed impersonations.

Logan played pianist Dr Evadne Hinge while his comedy partner Patrick Fyffe took on the role of Dame Hilda Bracket.

The women lived in Sussex, reminiscing about their lives as performers, name-dropping Sir Noël Coward and Ivor Novello

between musical numbers and sips of sherry.

Following their debut at the 1974 Edinburgh Festival, the pair found mainstream success on Radio Two and BBC shows Hinge And Bracket and Dear Ladies.

Logan, a classically trained pianist, saw the characters as “female impersonators” from a pre-war era, rather than deliberate drag artists: “We were sort of basing our characters on the likes of Joyce Grenfell, Margaret Rutherford… a sort of typical, if strange, rural old English village life.”

George Thomas Logan was born in the coal mining town Rutherglen, south of Glasgow. He was aware he was gay from a young age.

Educated at Glasgow University, he studied piano at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and dreamt of becoming a professional musician while working in London as a computer programmer.

After he was a last-minute pianist replacement for Fyffe’s drag act, the pair gelled and Logan began wearing costumes.

Hinge and Bracket toured their act nationally and performed at two Royal Variety shows. Fyffe died from cancer in 2002.

Logan worked in a bookshop before moving to France to run a B&B with his boyfriend Louie Perone, who survives him.

George Logan, born 7 July 1944 died May 21, 2023

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