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  • Topo D. Bill question
    From: <hagfish@email.unc.edu>
    Date: Saturday, January 22, 2005 5:11 PM
    I have a quick question regarding the Topo D. Bill single. 
    Are the versions of "Witchi Tai to" and "Jam" from the 
    Meet The Bonzos bootleg the same as the origianl 1969 single? 
    Back in the golden age of Napster, I aquired mp3s of
    both of the Topo D. Bill tracks, but as they are obviously
    "Oo-Chuck-A-Mao-Mao" and "What Noise Annoys A Noisy Oyster" respectively,
    I assume they must have originally come from the bootleg. Is the bootleg
    wrong, or are they actually the same songs?
    Thanks for your help.

  • Calling `Legs' Larry Smith...
    If anyone reading this can pass the following message on to Legs... - after only a couple of hours the message had been passed on!
    From: <admin.dogtoothmedia@researchcentre.co.uk>
    Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 12:58 PM
    Subject: CHANNEL 4 DOC
    Dogtooth Media are producing four short films for Channel Four based around
    famous and iconic images from British pop culture.
    One of the photos we are very interested in featuring is the backstage shot
    following the Plastic Ono Band performance in 1969. Each of the films would
    feature an short interview with one of the individuals in the photo
    reflecting on their involvement in the event as we as their recollections of
    the other people featured. We are not looking for the contributor to be an
    oracle on every aspect of the photo but more to provide an eye witness
    testimony to convey the mood and the unique collection of individuals
    assembled in the photo.
    We would very much like to speak to 'Legs' Larry Smith about the Plastic Ono
    Band performance and what he recalls from that famous night and specifically
    that iconic groupshot.  I would wondering if you could suggest how to
    contact 'Legs' regarding this matter.
    Look forward to hearing from you
    All the best
    Lorna Lithgow

  • "I'm The Urban Spaceman" recording sessions
    From: <erichmcmann@aol.com>
    Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 10:45 PM
    My name is Erich McMann, I am a musical archivist from America researching a
    book on Paul McCartney's solo recording sessions as an artist, producer
    and guest musician from 1964-2004. I am trying find the exact date and names
    of the recording [sessions] for "I'm The Urban Spaceman" which Paul produced.
    I know the session was at Chappell studios sometime in 1968. One source has it as
    March, another as July. I would appreciate any information and look
    forward to hearing from you at your soonest convenience.
    Thank you,
    Erich McMann

  • sheet music?
    From: "Aaron Walter" <evilgenius@postmaster.co.uk>
    Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 3:01 PM
    I'm desperately seeking the sheet music to a number of Bonzo tracks,
    specifically to "Karma Sutra with Me" and "My Pink Half of the Drainpipe".
    As an evident Bonzo fan, have you any idea where I might be able to track
    these down?
     - Aaron

  • tapes of the Peel "Sir Henry" stuff?
    From: "Liles, Andrew" <a.liles@progressive.co.uk>
    Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 11:14 AM
    I would be very interested in getting hold of some copies - any

  • Vivian Stanshall BBC radio broadcasts
    From: "barr.chestnut" <barr.chestnut@ntlworld.com>
    Sent: Friday, 01, Feb, 2002 10:37
    I'm after any Vivian Stanshall BBC Radio sessions, especially the Rawlinson End
    episodes. I have 'Crackpot at the end of the Rainbow' and 'The Eating at
    Rawlinson End' to trade if anyone needs them.
    Many thanks
    David Ryley

  • Vivian Stanshall BBC radio broadcasts
    Wanted - Copies of Viv Stanshall BBC radio broadcasts on either tape or CDR;
    please contact Pete Young at peter.young@cambridge.gov.uk

  • "Sir Henry at Rawlinson End" video
    From: "Pete Williams" <P.L.Williams@btinternet.com>
    Subject: Sir Henry at Rawlinson End
    Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2000 19:03:49 -0000
    I am trying to get hold of a copy of the 'Sir Henry at Rawlinson End' 
    video if there is anyone that could help I'd appreciate it.

  • Brain Opera - 30-Jan-2000

  • Grimms & related vinyl
    Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 03:57:37 -0800 (PST)
    From: Don Cestaro <dcestaro@yahoo.com>
    I've been searching the shops for years looking for certain Grimms-related
    records, as I am a huge Ollie [Halsall] fan and want to have everything he
    played on. [...]
    Would you [...] be able to direct me to a UK [or any] used record shop that
    carries this type of stuff?
    Viv - Teddy Boys Don't Knit
    Andy Roberts - Urban Cowboy & Great Stampede
    Brian Patten - Vanishing Trick
    Also, does Ollie appear on John Gorman's Go Man Gorman?
  • Bonzo videos wanted
    Date: Sat, 31 Jul 1999 13:11:34 -0400
    From: Dim Sclichter <dimslick@compuserve.com>
    Subject: Bonzo Videos
    I desperately need to enlighten some musicians as to the antics of the
    Bonzos for an upcoming project entitled THBBB!
    If anyone has video tapes of the bonzo please contact me at:
  • Wanted : Vivian Stanshall tapes
    From: Andy Lyons <editorial@wsc.co.uk>
    'Men Opening Umbrellas Overhead - by Viv Stanshall.
    'Xmas at Rawlinson End' from the Peel programme 1975. 
  • Viv Stanshall tapes wanted
    Date: Mon, 9 Mar 1998 19:23:56 -0000
    From: John Gray <jt.gray@btinternet.com>
    Does anyone have copies of either the Xmas 75 Rawlinson End shows or the shows where Viv 
    became Radio One's finest ever DJ?
    Please email me at jt.gray@btinternet.com
  • Sir Henry/Peel Sessions?
    From: "Simon Grant" <spgrant@mistral.co.uk>
    Subject: Sir Henry Recordings...
    Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 00:20:45 -0000
    Sir Henry at Rawlinson End.
        I am trying to obtain copies of the 'Sir Henry at Rawlinson End' 
    John Peel sessions (especially the earlier ones - not the ones which 
    were re-broadcast on Radio 4).  Is there anyone out there possessing any 
    of these and willing to come to some arrangement or swap something (it's 
    possible I may have something from your wanted list !).
        If so, then please contact me, my E-Mail address is :- 
           spgrant@mistral.co.uk .
  • Sir Henry at Rawlinson End material
    Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 23:38:52 -0700
    From: Nick Moroney <taptrans@erols.com>
    Calling anyone with anything on Viv Stanshall's SIR HENRY AT
    RAWLINSON END.  I am most interested in obtaining the following:
    *   Any tape copies of the RAWLINSON skits that Viv did for the John
        Peel Show on Radio One.
    *   Any copies of tapes of the BBC Radio One John Peel shows that
        Viv hosted when John was indisposed.
    *   A copy of SIR HENRY AT RAWLINSON END on CD.
    *   Any taped copy of the live performances where Viv featured the
        RAWLINSON saga.
    *   An NTSC (ie. US TV format) video copy of the SIR HENRY AT
        RAWLINSON END film/movie.
    Could we swap tapes or come to an arrangement?
    Thanks muchly, Nick
    email:  taptrans@erols.com
    Address:  8223 Appalachian Drive, Pasadena, Maryland, MD 21122, USA
  • Ten of the best
    Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 23:07:35 -0500 (EST)
    From: Kim Bjarkman <flowper@wcic.org>
    Wanted: "Ten of the Best" with the Rutles presenting videos on VH-1, 
    25 Jan 97 (or just the "Shangri-La" video).  I'd be grateful if anyone 
    who procured a copy would contact me for a list what I have available on
    video to trade.
  • Electric Shocks
    Date: Thu, 24 Apr 1997 10:56:35 -0400
    From: Robert Sutton <rsutton@ifu.net>
    Recently my brother and I came accross Roger's "Electric Shocks" album
    cover. But alas no album (we suspect it became a party ashtray around
    1975). If anybody has any info. on the whereabouts of a replacement
    album or cd, and also any info. on what Roger is up to these days it
    would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance (using the auto-hand
    clapping device of course).
  • Funny Money...
    Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 22:29:21 -0400 (EDT)
    From: CatHeadRec@aol.com
    Subject: Neil's Book
    Any tips on where I could locate a copy of Neil's book Gloom, Doom & Very
    Funny Money: Economics For Half-Wits? I've tried most of the bookstores in
    Dallas, and no one is familiar with it. Thanks!
    Lisa Brooke
  • Albums
    Date: Fri, 4 Apr 1997 22:13:47 -0500 (EST)
    From: Tnsprt5860@aol.com
    I'm DESPERATELY looking for albums, tapes, records, bootlegs...any recordings
    by the Bonzos... I will gladly pay cash.
  • Vivian & W.S. Gilbert?
    Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997 21:17:21 GMT
    From: Mike Weaver <pic@gn.apc.org>
    Do you know anything about the WS Gilbert comic opera from which Viv
    nicked Scrotum the wrinkled retainer and Baron Tostoff the ruined Pole.
    Where and when was it performed?  Did Viv plunder anything else? 
  • Urban Spacemen Do Exist
    Date: Sat, 12 Oct 1996 23:43:52 -0700
    From: Tomm Carroll <dgamag@leonardo.net>
    I'm looking for the bonzo boot CD "Urban Spacemen Do Exist (The Mad Mad
    World of the Bonzo Dog Band)."  Any suggestions as to where I can find a copy?
  • "History of the Bonzos" buyer
    From: 744-7781@mcimail.com
    Date: Thu, 16 Nov 95 13:20:34 -0800
    I have an extra copy of the History of the Bonzos.
    If someone wants to buy it...

  • Brain Opera - 18-Jun-1995

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