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Vivian Stanshall (1943–1995)

Lead singer of underground art school comedy/jazz band (with Neil Innes), The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Viv soon became known as one of Britain's foremost eccentrics. A Cockney by birth, Viv was characterised by his almost aristocratic English accent which he would punctuate with very out-of-place belches and obscenities. By the late 60s, Viv had ... See full bio »


(age 51) in London, England, UK

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Sir Henry at Rawlinson End
Sir Henry at Rawlinson End Hubert Rawlinson / Narrator
Marty Amok
Marty Amok Various Characters
Do Not Adjust Your Set
Do Not Adjust Your Set Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
Magical Mystery Tour
Magical Mystery Tour Performer on Stage


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 1977 Black Joy
The Warden (uncredited)
 1970 Marty Amok (TV Movie)
Various Characters (as Vivian Stanshall & biG Grunt)
 1967-1969 Do Not Adjust Your Set (TV Series)
Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
- Episode #2.13 (1969) ... Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
- Episode #2.5 (1969) ... Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
- Episode #2.4 (1969) ... Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
- Episode #2.3 (1969) ... Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
- Episode #2.2 (1969) ... Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
 1967 Magical Mystery Tour (TV Movie)
Performer on Stage (as Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band)
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Album: (as "The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band"): "Gorilla". See more »

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Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band | Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band | Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band | The Bonzo Dog Band | Vivian Stanshall & biG Grunt

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The name of his musical/comedy group was originally "The Bonzo Dog Dada Band". It was later changed to "The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band" (after having to explain what dadaism was once too often), and later shortened to "The Bonzo Dog Band", and finally "The Bonzos". "Bonzo" is the name of a British comic strip dog which first appeared in print in the 1800s. See more »

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