Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

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The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (also known as The Bonzo Dog Band, The Bonzo Dog Dada Band and, colloquially, as "The Bonzos") are a band created by a group of British art-school denizens of the 1960s. Combining elements of music hall, trad jazz, psychedelic rock, and avant-garde art, the Bonzos came to the attention of a broader British public through a children's television programme, "Do Not Adjust Your Set".

The core members of the group for most of the band's career were:

* Vivian Stanshall (1943–1995): trumpet, lead vocals
* Neil Innes (b. 1944): piano, guitar, lead vocals
* Rodney "Rhino" Desborough Slater (b. 1944): saxophone
* Roger Ruskin Spear (b. 1943): tenor sax and various contraptions
* "Legs" Larry Smith (b. 1944): drums

However, the band's onstage line-up varied, sometimes on a weekly basis, and they also invited a number of guest musicians into the recording studio. Additional members of various duration include: Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell, Martin "Sam Spoons" Ash, "Happy" Wally Wilks, Tom Parkinson, Chris Jennings, Claude Abbo, Trevor Brown, Tom Hedge, Eric Idle, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Leon Williams, John Parry, Raymond Lewitt, Sydney "Big Sid" Nicholls, James "Jim Strobes" Chambers, Bob Kerr, Dave Clague, Joel Druckman, "Borneo" Fred Munt, Chalky Chalkey, Dennis Cowan, Aynsley Dunbar, Jim Capaldi, Anthony 'Bubs' White, Andy Roberts, Dave Richards, Pete Currie, Dick Parry, Hughie Flint and Glen Colson.

Stanshall and Innes were the band's principal songwriters. After the band's demise, both became founding members of Grimms along with the members of The Scaffold.
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Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Discography

Albums

Bonzo Dog Doo/Dah Band* Gorilla (Album) Liberty New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
Bonzo Dog Band* Urban Spaceman (Album) Imperial US 1968 Sell This Version
Bonzo Dog Band* The Doughnut In Granny's Greenhouse (Album) Liberty, Liberty UK 1968 Sell This Version
Bonzo Dog Band* Keynsham (Album) Liberty UK 1969 Sell This Version
Bonzo Dog Band* Tadpoles (Album) Liberty Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
Bonzo Dog Band* Let's Make Up And Be Friendly (Album) United Artists Records US 1972 Sell This Version
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band* Wrestle Poodles ...And Win! (Album) Vinyl Gold Ltd Europe 2006 Sell This Version
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band* Pour L'Amour Des Chiens (Album) Archive Media Publishing Ltd Europe 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The* My Brother Makes The Noises For The Talkies (Single) Parlophone UK 1966 Sell This Version
The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band* Alley Oop Parlophone UK 1966 Sell This Version
Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band The Equestrian Statue (Single) Liberty New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band* I'm The Urban Spaceman (Single) Liberty UK 1968 Sell This Version
H 423 The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band* Soy El Astronauta Urbano / Piggy Bank Love(7") Liberty, Hispavox H 423 Spain 1968 Sell This Version
Bonzo Dog Band* You Done My Brain In (Single) Liberty France 1969 Sell This Version
The Bonzo Dog Band* I Want To Be With You (Single) Liberty Australia 1969 Sell This Version
Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Mr.Apollo / Ready-Mades (Single) Liberty, Liberty Sweden 1969 Sell This Version
Bonzo Dog Band* I'm The Urban Spaceman United Artists Records UK 1972 Sell This Version
50943 Bonzo Dog Band* Slush(7", Promo) United Artists Records 50943 US 1972 Sell This Version
Bonzo Dog Band* The Intro And The Outro (Single) United Artists Records UK 1973 Sell This Version
Bonzo Dog Band* Mr Slater's Parrot (Single) United Artists Records UK 1974 Sell This Version
G45 33 Bonzo Dog Band* I'm The Urban Spaceman / The Intro And The Outro(7", Single, RE) EMI, Liberty G45 33 UK 1984 Sell This Version
The Bonzo Dog Band* The Peel Sessions (EP) Strange Fruit UK 1987 Sell This Version
The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band* No Matter Who You Vote For The Government Always Gets In (Heigh Ho!) (Single) China Records UK 1992 Sell This Version

Compilations

The Bonzo Dog Band* The Best Of The Bonzo's (Comp) Liberty UK 1969 Sell This Version
Bonzo Dog Band* Beast Of The Bonzos (Comp) United Artists Records US 1971 Sell This Version