1966-1972 and 1987
Vocals, Trumpet, Euphonium, Tuba, Ukelele,
Recorder, Percussion, Violin, Saxophone, Musette, Congas, Garden Hose, &
March 21, 1943 (in
March 5, 1995 (in
a house fire)
Was in the Merchant Navy.
Attended Central School of Art, London
Shared a flat with Legs Larry Smith.(Notorious for its Swastika motiff.)
Appearances on Bonzo material:
Vivian Stanshall interview on MP3
Formed several bands, among them,"biGGrunt" (with Dennis Cowan & Roger
Ruskin Spear), "The Sean Head Show Band" (with rotating members, including
Eric Clapton), and Vivian Stanshall & His Gargantuan Chums.
Besides appearing on several other people's records....ranging from Mike
Oldfield to John Entwhistle to Steve Winwood to punk rockers The Damned....Vivian
released several albums on his own:
"Men Opening Umbrella's Ahead"
"Sir Henry At Rawlinson's End"
"Teddy Boys Don't Knit" (featuring Neil, Rodney & Sam Spoons)
"Peter And The Wolf" (as narrator)
"Sir Henry At N'didi's Kraal"
Also made several radio spots, radio shows, television adverts, singles,
appeared on "Innes Book of Records", wrote several play and had a film made
of "Sir Henry At Rawlinson End" (in which he also cameos).
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