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Vivian Stanshall - 84% match to Bonzo Dog Band

Genres: Comedy
Decades Active: 2000s
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Victor Anthony Stanshall, 21 March 1943, Shillingford, Oxfordshire, England, d. 5 March 1995, Muswell Hill, London, England. Stanshall was evacuated with his mother to Shillingford in Oxfordshire soon after his birth, but following the end of the war the family relocated to Walthamstow and then Southend-on-Sea in Essex. Stanshall’s love of pre-war ephemera, traditional Read more

The Rutles - 59% match to Bonzo Dog Band

Genres: Comedy Comedy Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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The product of satirists Neil Innes (9 December 1944, Danbury, Essex, England) and Eric Idle (b. 29 March 1943, South Shields, Tyne And Wear, England), formerly of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and the comedy team Monty Python’s Flying Circus respectively, the Rutles was an affectionate and perceptive parody of the Beatles’ career. The project is now rightly regarded, Read more

Ivor Cutler - 30% match to Bonzo Dog Band

Genres: Comedy Pop / Rock
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The Move - 27% match to Bonzo Dog Band

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1966 in the Cedar Club from the ashes of several Birmingham beat groups, the original Move comprised Roy Wood (Roy Adrian Wood, 8 November 1946, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; vocals/guitar), Carl Wayne (b. Colin David Tooley, 18 August 1943, Birmingham, England, d. 31 August 2004, England; vocals), Chris ‘Ace’ Kefford (b. 10 December 1946, Birmingha Read more

Kevin Ayers - 18% match to Bonzo Dog Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 August 1944, Herne Bay, Kent, England. Ayers spent much of his childhood in Malaysia where his stepfather was a District Officer, before returning to England and becoming a central figure in the ‘Canterbury scene’. A founder member of the Wilde Flowers and the Soft Machine, this talented singer and songwriter abandoned the latter outfit in 1968 following an ardu Read more

Incredible String Band - 16% match to Bonzo Dog Band

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Dukes Of Stratosphear - 15% match to Bonzo Dog Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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An alter ego of XTC, this group was a vehicle for Andy Partridge’s psychedelic frustrations of being born a decade or two out of time. Both albums the group released contained brilliant pastiches of virtually every pop band of the mid to late 60s period. In many cases the Dukes’ tongue-in-cheek parables were far superior to the songs to which they gently alluded. It w Read more

Fairport Convention - 14% match to Bonzo Dog Band

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The unchallenged inventors and high Kings of British folk rock have struggled through tragedy and changes, retaining the name that now represents not so much who is in the band, but what it stands for.The original 1967 line-up comprised Iain Matthews (Iain Matthew McDonald, 16 June 1946, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England; vocals), Judy Dyble (b. 13 F Read more

Roy Harper - 14% match to Bonzo Dog Band

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 June 1941, Rusholme, Manchester, England. Although introduced to music through his brother’s skiffle group, Harper’s adolescence was marked by a harrowing spell in the Royal Air Force. Having secured a discharge by feigning insanity, he drifted between mental institutions and jail, experiences which left an indelible mark on later compositions. Harper later bega Read more

Sparks - 14% match to Bonzo Dog Band

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vocalist Russell Mael (5 October 1953, Santa Monica, California, USA) and his elder brother Ron (b. Ronald David Mael, 12 August 1947, Culver City, California, USA; keyboards) formed Halfnelson in 1968, with renowned rock critic John Mendelsohn on drums. By 1971, the Maels had been joined by Earle Mankey (b. 8 March 1947, Washington, USA; guitar), Jim Mankey (b. James Mankey Read more

John Cooper Clarke - 13% match to Bonzo Dog Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s
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25 January 1949, Salford, Lancashire, England. With a 1965-style Bob Dylan suit and sunglasses and quick-fire delivery, Clarke enjoyed a brief vogue as a ‘punk poet’ in the late 70s. His usually comedic compositions showed the influence of the punning wordplay of Roger McGough, combined with the tougher, ‘hip’ approach of the American beats. Clarke recite Read more

Steeleye Span - 13% match to Bonzo Dog Band

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The roots of this pivotal English folk rock unit lay in several ill-fated rehearsals between Ashley Hutchings (26 January 1945, Southgate, Middlesex, England; bass, ex-Fairport Convention), Irish trio Sweeney’s Men - Terry Woods (b. 4 December 1947, Dublin, Eire; vocals, guitar, mandolin), Johnny Moynihan (vocals/fiddle) and Andy Irvine (vocals/mandolin) - and Woods Read more

Spirit - 12% match to Bonzo Dog Band

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Family - 11% match to Bonzo Dog Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Highly respected and nostalgically revered, Family was one of Britain’s most memorable progressive rock bands of the late 60s and early 70s. They were led by the wiry yet vocally demonic Roger Chapman (8 April 1942, Leicester, England), a man whose stage presence could both transfix and terrify his audience, who would duck from the countless supply of tambourines he des Read more

Tom Lehrer - 11% match to Bonzo Dog Band

Genres: Comedy Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thomas Andrew Lehrer, 9 April 1928, New York City, New York, USA. Lehrer was a song satirist who also recorded a number of albums during the 50s and 60s. Having graduated from Harvard University, Lehrer then taught mathematics there. Having trained on piano, he began to perform song satires of his own for colleagues at the college. They enjoyed his songs, so Lehrer recorded Read more


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