They band which appeared with members of Monty Python, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Kinks and The Who, as well as having a Top 5 hit with Urban Spaceman, celebrate their 50th anniversary this week.
Three Bonzos And A Piano perform at The Platform Theatre, Morecambe, on Saturday July 12, at 7.30pm.
Their music has been described as the missing link between The Goons and Monty Python – they featured as the house band on Do Not Adjust Your Set, a fore-runner of Monty Python, with Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry Jones, as well as a young David Jason.
And comedians Stephen Fry, Adrian Edmondson, Eddie Izzard, Phill Jupitus, Paul Merton, Chris Morris and Bill Bailey have all named the Bonzos as a formative influence.
And the Morecambe line-up actually features FOUR Bonzos: Rodney Slater, alto sax, bass clarinet, washboard; Roger Ruskin Spear, tenor sax, clarinet, trouser press & robots; Sam Spoons, drums, electric spoons & didgereedon’t and “Legs” Larry Smith, Mr Wonderful, vocals, legs, charisma. With them is Dave Glasson, piano, bass pullover & glasses.
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