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    I was saddened to learn of the loss of Neil Innes (a founder member of the Bonzo Dog Band) who passed away at the end of December.

    Writer, performer and musician he also worked with Monty Python and with Eric Idle to create 'The Rutles'; a spoof of the Beatles.

    He also had a short-lived TV show called the "Innes Book of Records".

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...innes-obituary

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50948921
    Barry

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    I was only watching The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour' DVD the other day..

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    Never heard of the dude or the band [just a bit before my time], plus I was never a massive MP fan, but sorry to hear of his demise.

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    Very sad news. I followed him on twitter. A humane as well as a funny man. How Sweet to be an Idiot has always been a favourite of mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReggieB View Post
    Very sad news. I followed him on twitter. A humane as well as a funny man. How Sweet to be an Idiot has always been a favourite of mine

    I have an old vinyl copy of "Monty Python Live at Drury Lane" on which this appears. Great stuff. Always sounded like a send up of John Lennon to me. Don't know if this was intentional, but as Oasis (world's biggest Beatles tribute band imo) did "Whatever" which sounds remarkably similar, I'm guessing it was.
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

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    Now you see, no offence, but that would put me to sleep!

    Marco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I was saddened to learn of the loss of Neil Innes (a founder member of the Bonzo Dog Band) who passed away at the end of December.

    Writer, performer and musician he also worked with Monty Python and with Eric Idle to create 'The Rutles'; a spoof of the Beatles.
    It is a great shame. His Rutles songs still hold up remarkably well:


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