- Title:Sir Henry At Rawlinson End
- Style:Comedy, Spoken Word, Parody
- Date of release:
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Sir Henry at Rawlinson End, released in 1978, is a largely spoken-word, solo comedy recording by Vivian Stanshall, a British musician with the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. It originated in his Rawlinson End sessions for the John Peel Show on BBC Radio 1 beginning in 1975, and a similarly-named track on the Bonzo Dog Band's 1972 album Let's Make Up and Be Friendly.
Album · 1977 · 15 Songs. Rawlinson and Maynards. 15 Songs, 52 Minutes. Released: Dec 31, 1977.
In December 1978, Vivian Stanshall - lead singer of The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - recorded his meisterwerk Sir Henry at Rawlinson End; an LP honed over many Peel Sessions, thanks to the patience of the host and producer John Walters. Stephen Fry said, Michael Livesley embodies to perfection the.
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.
Studio album by. Vivian Stanshall. Vivian Stanshall chronology. Men Opening Umbrellas Ahead (1974). Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (1978). Teddy Boys Don't Knit (1981). Stanshall's characters include Sir Henry Rawlinson, his wife Lady Florrie Rawlinson (née Maynard), their children Ralph ('Raif') and Candice Rawlinson, and Henry's brothers Hubert (the younger brother) and Humbert (late older brother, deceased, and now a ghost). Additional characters include the staff of Rawlinson End: Mr. Cumberpatch (former gardener), Old Scrotum the Wrinkled Retainer (butler) and Mrs. E (housekeeper); various relatives: Florrie's brother Lord Tarquin Portly of Staines and his wife Lady Phillipa of Staines.
2 Sir Henry at Rawlinson End. My Pink Half of the Drainpipe. Mercifully, Henry hit him with the soft end of the pistol. A pale sun poked impudent marmalade fingers through the grizzled lattice glass, and sent the shadows scurrying, like convent girls menaced by a tramp. Fear is the root of all courage. Slodden, Rawlinson End. Frankly, once I've eaten a thing, I don't expect to see it again. I've never met a man I didn't mutilate.
Rick Wakeman and Neil Innes are among the guests who appear alongside comedy actor Michael Livesley on the soundtrack album for Vivian Stanshall play Sir Henry At Rawlinson End. Livesley has been performing the show for six years to positive responses, with Stephen Fry calling him an outrageous talent who embodies to perfection the spirit and brilliance of Stanshall. The album is to be released via RRAW Records, co-founded by Wakeman. They say: Originally created for John Peel’s Radio 1 show in the 1970s, Sir Henry At Rawlinson End – the meandering gin-soaked saga of a crumbling English.