News - updated Wed 12 June
If you've recently seen the DVD of 'Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks' You'll see Harry Fowler in a small role as the owner of a cafe in episode 1, Harry played Buller Bulletthead in the Sir Henry at Rawlinson End film. Viv once said of Harry that he was quite a historian and knows his Onions. Harry was well known for playiong many spiv's in Ealing comedies and such like.
Bonzo's Xmas Gigs
Yes, the Bonzo's are being dragged out of the wardrobe and haviong their cobwebs dusted off for a further couple of performances...
There's the forthcoming 'The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band Christmas Show' to
look forward to. The shows will take place on Friday 21st December
and Saturday 22nd December at the Shepherds Bush
Empire, Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8TT.
To book tickets go to the official website
The Bonzo's are back...
In May the NFT are hosting A Night with the Bonzo's (Wed 23 May 6:30).
The format seems rather similar to the 1994 night with clips from
DNAYS & The Son of the Exploding Sausage. There also hoping to get
some Bonzo's to come along.
Ian Wallace, drummer, songwriter, producer and engineer: born Bury,
Thanks to Alan (Fred) Pipes for supplying this information.
Danny Baker interviews Neil Innes
Deep in the bowels of the Earth Danny Baker has a jolly time with Neil Innes talking about, amongst other things, another tour at the end of this year. Listen. (11Mb mp3)
Rawlinson End on DVD : Jan Pace of Charisma Films tells me that...
We now have a launch date and a distribution partner for the release
of Sir Henry. It should be out in most stores around the 1st of November,
so we’ll even manage the Christmas season.
The DVD cover is already displayed on amazon.co.uk, you can see it below...
I read on a Bonzo or Viv site earlier this week (can't remember which one) that it's more or less at the insistance of Fry, Edmondson and Jupitus that the tour has been organised - all will apparently be appearing as much as their schedules allow, while Paul Merton while be doing more numbers and Rik Mayall is also likely to fill in.......
On Friday 2nd June on BBC 4 at 10pm an edited version of The Bonzo's 40th Anniversary Reunion Gig was broadcast, followed by a repeat showing of the 2004 October Films Documentary 'The Canyons of his Mind' at 11pm.
There will be a Bonzo's Reunion Tour in November, tickets can be booked from www.bonzodog.co.uk
The tour dates are...
Saturday 4th November 2006 Ipswich - Regent Theatre
Sunday 5th November 2006 Bournemouth - Opera House
Monday 6th November 2006 Cardiff - St Davids Hall
Tuesday 7th November 2006 Bristol - Colston Hall
Thursday 9th November 2006 Wolverhampton - Civic Hall
Friday 10th November 2006 Liverpool - Philharmonic Hall
Saturday 11th November 2006 Leicester - De Montfort
Sunday 12th November 2006 Newcastle - City Hall
Monday 13th November 2006 Edinburgh - Usher Hall
Wednesday 15th November 2006 Manchester - Apollo
Friday 17th & Saturday 18th November 2006 London - Shepherds Bush Empire
According to freakemporium.com the Prehistory of the Bonzo's (a CD of the various 1920's novelty songs that The Bonzo's later covered or adapted for comic effect) will be out 05/06/2006. Mind you it was supposed to be out last Christmas.
The Bonzo’s Reunion DVD review
Rawlinson End on DVD
On Channel 4's One Hit Wonders (Saturday 6 May) programme “I’m The Urban Spaceman” was voted somewhere amongst the top 50 one hit wonders (as voted for by YOU!, appaently), and included interviews with Neil Innes and Roger Ruskin Spear.
Last week, "Legs" Larry Smith was one of the fathers of naughty kids on BBC3s House Of Tiny Tearaways on mon-fri 8pm, if you missed it, you didn't miss much!
We now have some Desktop Images that you can download for your Mac or PC...
If anyone reading this has a recording of Vivian Live at the Bloomsbury theatre from his 1991 Dog Ends tour, could they please contact us - we know recordings of this exist, but copies have eluded us so far.
The Bonzo's 40th Anniversary gig on 28th Jan was superb, with some amazing guest appearances.
More information on the forthcoming DVD of the concert will be available as soon as possible, we know it's shipping on 15 MAY, visit Classic Rock Direct.
Unfortunately it appears that they're not including the entire concert on the DVD release.
However, to console those who missed the Bonzo's Reunion gig, David Christie spoke to Neil at a recent solo gig, he says "that both Neil and Yvonne said that there are likely to be more Bonzo Dog gigs around October/November time. Apparently it is not the other Bonzos who are keen to do it, but the celebrities. I believe Adrian Edmundson in particular. Neil mentioned that they hoped to do about 10 gigs. Let's hope so. I also spoke to Neil's drummer JJ about the Bonzo Dog reunion gig and he said that on the stage it was really chaotic, but he agreed with me that there was a certain magic about the whole gig. "
And Paul Osborne adds: 'I got a couple of things signed by Neil after the gig and he said that the Bonzo's are going to do about 10 more gigs around November time. I think the Shepherds Bush Empire has been earmarked for the London shows. They are doing about 3 in London, so I guess they would all be at the same venue. They also go to Bristol and Liverpool etc. Stephen Fry will appear at some, if not all shows and Paul Merton will do more songs as well. Yvonne said that Ade Edmondson may not be free for the whole tour, so Rik Mayall might stand in!'
David Christie e-mailed Genesis publications about this Legs Larry Smith book, he got the following response:
Dear Mr Christie,
Gulp! by 'Legs' Larry Smith [forthcoming]
This book is not going to be published!
from the publisher: "Advance warning is given that we are currently working with the entirely eccentric 'Legs' Larry Smith on a forthcoming Genesis limited edition book/CD set. Larry's formidable talents stretch over numerous fields (it says here). Let Larry tell you himself: 'Artist, composer, musician, writer, designer, accomplished chef and serious serial shagger - is there no end to this man's spots?!? Will we ever be free of this boy's influence? A founder member of the legendary Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, he rose to cult status and then mysteriously varnished.' Larry is an accomplished musician and artist (educated in art and design in Oxford, London and New York) who has worked with The Beatles, John Cale, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Sir Elton John, Keith Moon, Paul McCartney, Jim Capaldi, Rod Stewart & The Faces, The Travelling Wilburys, Yes, and others. He has recently been working on a series of new computer-generated art pieces specially for this book He is also writing a magnificent and witty text to accompany the images. 'You'll hate them, and they'll hate you,' says Larry a little modestly of his artworks. His musical talent will also be showcased in an accompanying CD of original new works. We can assure you that this limited edition will surprise you. Register your interest in a copy of this delightful limited edition now by emailing us at email@example.com." Bomp note: this is part of the beautiful, extravagant, expensive, limited edition series from Genesis Publications, which includes books on the Stones, the Beatles, the Who, Dylan, Clapton, Hendrix, Bowie and more. It is published by subscription, meaning that the only way to be sure of geting a copy is to order one in advance, and once they're sold out, that's it. This one is pre-publication, no release date yet announced. While the price will certainly be high, so will its collectibility
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