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Pick of the pops: 'Ain't It Grand to Be Bloomin' Well Dead'

‘Ain’t It Grand to Be Bloomin’ Well Dead’
Leslie Sarony


To mark Hallowe’en, here’s a record that was described in the Daily Mirror on its 1932 release as ‘a macabre dance of death’. 324 more words


Electric Shocks - Roger Ruskin Spear [#420]

Former Bonzo Ruskin Spear, with his first solo LP.

Clearly audible are the influences of the Bonzos, Python, Milligan and the era’s dadaist comedy mixed with the familiar popular big band songs of a hauntalogical pre-war era such as… 65 more words

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Paul McCartney's Very Good Month

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

Daily Prompt

The Beatles in MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (1967) - Kind of a bad trip

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


"i'm the urban spaceman" - the bonzo dog doo dah band (1968)

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

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

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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”.