After nearly 9 years, these pages moved from http://bridge.anglia.ac.uk/~systimk/Music/Bonzos/
Monday 20th October 2003
Mark Flake of Wood Records
reports they're putting out a Bonzos tribute disc,
featuring 17 tracks, with profits to benefit Amnesty International.
Tuesday 14th October 2003
There's a rare showing of Do Not Adjust Your Set in December
at the National Film Theatre:
Comedy 1968 featuring a selection of TV comedy clips from 1968,
as part of the TV 1968 strand within their 1968 season.
Thursday 11-Dec 8.40 NFT2 and Saturday 27-Dec 6.20 NFT2 (approx 120 minutes)
Public booking opens on Wednesday 29-Oct
Wednesday 8th October 2003
Mark Hewitt reports:
Lewes Live Literature Festival Oct 31 - Nov 2 2003
At our festival we have two events that may be of interest:
a talk with video clips by Lucian Randall & Chris Welch on Ginger Geezer, their biography
of Vivian Stanshall (Sat 1 Nov at 5.30pm);
a performance by Neil Innes and John Dowie entitled Ego Warriors (Sat 1 Nov at
Sea Urchin Press is publishing the script of the
comic opera by Vivian Stanshall and Ki Longfellow-Stanshall.
It'll include photos and artwork.
The Ginger Geezer site will have an order form soon.
Ginger Geezer, the official Vivian Stanshall tribute site,
has just been overhauled in its entirety.
A new Web site, Rawlinson End
by John Hobbs, concentrates on the BBC Radio shows.
Friday 5th October 2001
Ginger Geezer by Lucian Randall and Chris Welch will (at last!) be published on 15th October.
Fourth Estate 2001
A personal "thank-you" to Lucian for sending me a copy! amazon.co.uk says that the paperback edition will be out in October 2002
Thanks to Stewart Evans (he of the Cornology review)
for informing me that these pages have been designated a Cool Site in the Netscape Open Directory
Thanks to Matthew Woollard for spotting that amazon.co.uk has
this (and it's not on amazon.com or cdnow.com yet):
Bonzo Dog Band (Doo-Dah)
Our Price: £11.89
This item will be released on 7 February, 2000. You may order it now and
we will ship it to you when it arrives.
Audio CD (7 February 2000)
Catalogue Number: RIGHT010
Wednesday 22 December 1999
BBC Breakfast News is running a series in which prominent people highlight
key developments of the century.
Denis Healey covered politics.
Today it was the author Fay Weldon on art and literature.
She cited the current British shock art movement, Graham Greene, Joseph Losey's Accident,
Edith Sitwell's Facade and the Bonzo Dog Band -
cue a clip of Canyons Of Your Mind from Colour Me Pop.
She said the Bonzos were the peak of the ridiculous with amazing whimsey.
Thanks to Roland Clare for spotting this from SAF Publishing:
- Vivian Stanshall & the Bonzo Dog Band
by Lucian Randall and Chris Welch
Due for publication early 2000
Thursday 23rd September 1999
Thanks to Lucian Randall for spotting & reporting a rare Bonzos sighting on TV:
"TOTP2" on BBC2 on Wed. 22nd, repeated on Sat. 25th (15:45-16:30).
Lucian reports it includes "Urban Spaceman accompanied by a video consisting of
various clips of the band mincing through the forest (clearly where the
stills for 'Softly dear boy, we mustn't disturb the doughnut' were taken
from, plus other bits and pieces."
Thanks to Tom Strickland for pointing out that Roger Ruskin-Spear's
Electric Shocks is now out on CD
though possibly only in the USA as yet.
Thursday 5th March 1998
The History Of The Bonzos is out at last as a (double) CD,
dated December 1997, courtesy of Beat Goes On Records.
This is important as it's the only CD form or currently-available form in the UK of some tracks:
Blind Date (V. Stanshall) Vivian Stanshall & biG GRunt
Suspicion - Vivian Stanshall & His Gargantuan Chums
9-5 Pollution Blues The World
Release Me Roger Ruskin Spear & His Giant Kinetic Wardrobe
Also rereleased is John Entwistle's 1971 solo album Smash Your Head Against The Wall,
featuring Vivian Stanshall on percussion.
Friday 2nd January 1998
Thanks to Peter Gordon for pointing out the interesting Bonzos section
in Stephen Fry's Moab Is My Washpot.