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Vivian Stanshall (Victor Anthony Stanshall)

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Biography

Walthamstow, London, England, UK
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 changed from the dapper, witty eccentric of his youth to a cynical, almost hollow-eyed wreck - often seen in a state of advanced alcoholism, with a shaved head, knotted beard and trademark octagonal glasses. Read more...

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Character: Hubert Rawlinson / Narrator

Sir Henry at Rawlinson End 1980

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Writing

Character: Hubert Rawlinson / Narrator

Sir Henry at Rawlinson End 1980

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Composing

Character: Hubert Rawlinson / Narrator

Sir Henry at Rawlinson End 1980

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