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Description - Ginger Geezer by Lucian Randall

This is the story of Vivian Stanshall, lead singer of the "Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band", a true British eccentric. The group, who satirised traditional music, jazz, pop and rock, reached number 5 in the charts with "I'm The Urban Spaceman" in 1968. A punishing schedule of tours and television followed, including work with the future "Monty Python" team. The following year, broke and burned out, the Bonzos split up, leaving behind a loyal cult following. Vivian launched into myriad solo projects in music, film and theatre, giving himself several nervous breakdowns in the process. Vivian wrote the musical "Stinkfoot", was narrator on "Tubular Bells" and provided lyrics for Steve Winwood. He was a hell-raiser of legendary reputation - assisted through much of the 1970s by "The Who" drummer, Keith Moon. Vivian drove the many who loved him to the limit, struggling with tranquilliser and alcohol dependency. He died at home in a house fire in 1995.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841156798
ISBN-10: 1841156795
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lucian Randall

Chris Welch, former Melody Maker critic and ex-editor of Metal Hammer and Rock World, has written books on Jimi Hendrix, Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Peter Gabriel and David Bowie. He contributes to Mojo, Record Collector,Rhythm and the Independent and plays drums in his spare time. Lucian Randall is a music writer and researcher who lives in London.

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