Personalities | The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band | Sixties | Rock

(Comedy group, 1962–69)

Though they scored their only big hit, ‘I’m The Urban Spaceman’, two years later, this London band, led by Vivian Stanshall (vocals, euphonium) and Neil Innes (vocals, guitar), had run in the same pack as The New Vaudeville Band, Whistling Jack Smith and other leading lights of a 1966 craze for olde-tyme whimsy. They were also musical forerunners of the strain of comedy that culminated with Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969).

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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