Founded: 1962

Headquarters: London, UK

Website Link(s): [ Ian Kitching's sit


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Band MembersEdit

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Band BiographyEdit

The Bonzos (originally the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band) started as a ever-changing collective (lead by Vivian Stanshall and [[Neil Inne typically, though Neil joined later) that would typically perform songs of a older jazz/[[ragtim nature, with a [[dada (genre)|dadais bent to them. Their first record and early singles were of this nature (and splinter group The New Vaudville Band actually had a hit with this style of music with "Winchester Cathedral"), although the Bonzos wouldn't reach success until they shortened their name (though they never had a "the" like some bands), to just the Bonzo Dog Band, and changed their sound to a more accessible pop sound (though still [[dada (genre)|dad). The [[psychedeli scene was more open to their [[dada (genre)|dad ways, and made "I'm The Urban Spaceman" a hit—though the [[Neil Inne penned song did have the help of its producer, one Apollo C. Vermouth. They only put out 4 records (aside from the label-mandated reunion record, which tended to be a collection of solo songs anyway), and broke up amicably into their own separate bands/solo projects, as the constant touring had stopped being fun. [[Neil Inne probably had the most success, although Vivian Stanshall had quite a bit, too, with not only his music and spoken word projects, but he also appeared in films and advertisements. [[Roger Ruskin Spea and [[Rodney Slate both put out solo projects as well, which were minor successes.



  • [[Gorilla:Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band|Gorill (as Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)
  • [[The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse:Bonzo Dog Band|The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhous (released as Urban Spaceman in the US with a slightly different lineup)
  • [[Tadpoles:Bonzo Dog Band|Tadpole
  • Keynsham
  • [[Let's Make Up and Be Friendly:Bonzo Dog Band|Let's Make Up and Be Friendl
  • [[The Best of the Bonzos:Bonzo Dog Band|The Best of the Bonzo
  • [[The History of the Bonzos:Bonzo Dog Band|The History of the Bonzo
  • The Very Best of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
  • [[The Bestiality of the Bonzos:Bonzo Dog Band|The Bestiality of the Bonzo
  • The Best of the Bonzo Dog Band
  • [[Cornology:Bonzo Dog Band|Cornolog
  • Unpeeled
  • Anthropology: The Beast Within
  • [[The Peel Sessions:Bonzo Dog Band|The Peel Session
  • [[New Tricks:Bonzo Dog Band|New Trick



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Further readingEdit

  • [[Wikipedia:Bonzo Dog Band|Wikipedia Pag[[Category: Artis

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