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As everyone knows, The Rutles story began on January 21, 1959 at 43 Egg Lane, Liverpool, where Ron Nasty and Dirk McQuickly first bumped into each other. Ron invited Dirk to help him stand up. Dirk, merely an amateur drinker, agreed and on that spot a legend was created, a legend that will last a lunchtime.
They were soon to be joined by Stig O’Hara, a guitarist of no fixed hairstyle, but it would be another two years before they found their regular drummer, Barrington Womble, hiding in the van. When they did, they persuaded him to change his name to save time and his haircut to save Brylcreem. He became simply Barry Wom.
The rest of The Rutles story is legendary (and can be read on the band’s realtively new website: www.the-rutles.com
The Rutles line-up will be:
Neil Innes (lead vocals/piano/guitar) | John “The Admiral” Halsey(drums/vocals)| Jay Goodrich (bass/vocals) | Phil Jackson(keys/piano/vocals) | “Rutling” Ken Thornton (guitars/vocals)
Among other things, Neil Innes was a founding member and principal songwriter of The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, as well as the “musical member” of the Monty Python team. The other members require no introduction from me…