Paul McCartney was having a pretty successful season the autumn of 1968. Now, most of the autumns that Paul McCartney has spent on this Earth in his adult years have probably felt quite successful to him, but autumn 1968 may have been special even by his standards. 867 more words
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Supposedly, a major source of inspiration for Magical Mystery Tour was some home movies that Paul McCartney had been making at the time — and a home movie is certainly what the film resembles. 262 more words
The ultimate purpose of every single member of the human race is to experience as much joy as they possibly can during their short life. Part of that is never being afraid to try new things. 593 more words
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
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”.
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
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