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Cornology - Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band [#311]

Seeing Bonzo Dog live in the noughties was one of those defining “closure” moments in life for me.

I was living in Barnsley at the time and I drove over the Pennines to see them especially in the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. 186 more words

Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

On March 5, 1995.

On March 5, 1995, Victor Anthony Stanshall aka Viv Stanshall died aged 52. The English singer-songwriter, musician, painter, author  and poet is best known for his work with the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, for his surreal exploration of the British upper classes in Sir Henry at “Rawlinson End” and for narrating Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells”.

Wow, I'm really expressing myself!; the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band at 40.

Those of us of a tender age will perhaps remember the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, a bunch of musical surrealists who could be found under any number of stones in the late 1960s and early 1970s, taking the brief fashion for 1920s musical revivalism practiced by bands like the Temperance Seven and the New Vaudeville Band and subjecting it to a particularly British sort of undergraduate anarchism. 554 more words

End of Year Awards


What is a twat? The ‘Net has it as vulgar slang for ‘vulva’, an ‘obnoxious person’ or ‘to hit or punch, UKIP uber-lord Nigel Façade encompasses all of these (apologies to Andrea Dworkin). 298 more words


It's A Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Birthday, So Happy day to The Seventh Python, Neil Innes!

Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, The Rutles and 7th member of Monty Python, Neil Innes knows his way around funny (and a melody). For those of you who do not know, Innes is responsible for most of the music in The Holy Grail. 87 more words


Dix's Eccentric Englishmen (Part 1)

Vivian Stanshall – As English As Tuppence

Rodney Slater‘He was like a medieval story-teller musician – you know, the 14th century foll who’d breeze into your life with a lute.’ 2,060 more words

'Hey Jude,' November 1968

Paul McCartney was having a pretty successful season the autumn of 1968. Now, most of the autumns Paul McCartney has spent on this Earth in his adult years have probably felt quite successful, but 1968 may have been special. 777 more words

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