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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 Pythons Flying Circus respectively, the Rutles was an affectionate and perceptive parody of the Beatles career. The project is now rightly regarded, alongside This Is Spinal Tap, as one of rocks most lasting parodies. The concept for the Rutles emerged from the duos Rutland Weekend Television BBC comedy series. Innes played Ron Nasty (Lennon), Idle played Dirk McQuickly (McCartney), while Rikki Fataar (b. Ricky Fataar, 9 May 1952, Durban, South Africa; ex-Beach Boys) and John Halsey (ex-Patto) completed the line-up as Stig OHara (Harrison) and Barry Wom (Starr) respectively. Ollie Halsall, who died in 1992, played the fourth member in the recording studio.
The film made for American network...