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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 »

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(age 51) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Sir Henry at Rawlinson End
Sir Henry at Rawlinson End Hubert Rawlinson / Narrator
(1980)
Do Not Adjust Your Set
Do Not Adjust Your Set Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
(1967-1969)
Guest House Paradiso
(1999)

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 1980 Sir Henry at Rawlinson End
Hubert Rawlinson / Narrator
 1977 Black Joy
Warden
 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
- The Last Post (1969) ... Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
- Your Permanent Wave Looks OK to Me (1969) ... Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
- The Loose Denture Show (1969) ... Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
- Episode #2.4 (1969) ... Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
- Episode #2.3 (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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Other Works:

Was the voice of the "Master Of Ceremonies" ("Grand piano, reed and pipe organ, glockenspiel", etc) on Mike Oldfield's debut album "Tubular Bells", released in 1973. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | See more »

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Alternate Names:

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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It's wonderful to be.

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Wrote lyrics for several songs on Steve Winwood's "Arc of a Diver" album. See more »

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Aries

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