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Vivian Stanshall / Big Grunt

Vivian Stanshall / Big Grunt
Country
England
Profile
Vivian Stanshall (born Victor Anthony Stanshall; 21 March 1943 – 5 March 1995) was an English singer-songwriter, musician, author, poet, and wit, best known for his work with the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, for his exploration of the British upper classes in Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (as a radio series for John Peel, as an audio recording, as a book and as a film), and for acting as Master of Ceremonies on Mike Oldfield's album Tubular Bells.
Website
http://www.vivarchive.org.uk
Related articles (2)
Releases on file (11)
Various Artists — Peter and the Wolf Various Artists — Peter and the Wolf
(Verdant 634479155833, 1975/2005, CD)
Robert Calvert — Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters Robert Calvert — Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters
(Atomhenge ATOMCD 1017, 1974/2009, CD)
Mike Oldfield — Tubular Bells Mike Oldfield — Tubular Bells
(Virgin CDVX2001, 1973/1998, CD)
Bonzo Dog Band — Let's Make Up and Be Friendly Bonzo Dog Band — Let's Make Up and Be Friendly
(One Way S21-17795, 1972/1994, CD)
The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band — New Tricks The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band — New Tricks
(Right Recordings RIGHT010, 1972/2001, CD)
Vivian Stanshall / Big Grunt — In Session Vivian Stanshall / Big Grunt — In Session
(Mega Dodo MEP4, 1970/2016, LP)
Bonzo Dog Band — The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse Bonzo Dog Band — The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse
(EMI Liberty 0946 3 87890 2 4, 1969/2007, CD)
Bonzo Dog Band — Keynsham Bonzo Dog Band — Keynsham
(One Way S21 17432, 1969/1993, CD)
Bonzo Dog Band — Tadpoles Bonzo Dog Band — Tadpoles
(One Way S21 17431, 1969/1993, CD)
Bonzo Dog Band — Urban Spaceman Bonzo Dog Band — Urban Spaceman
(One Way S21 17430, 1968/1993, CD)
The Bonzo Dog Doo/Dah Band — Gorilla The Bonzo Dog Doo/Dah Band — Gorilla
(EMI Liberty 0946 3 87889 2 8, 1967/2007, CD)

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