Spoken Word Artists Country: English Spoken Word Artists, Vivian Stanshall, Heathcote Williams, George Pringle by Books LLC

ISBN: 9781157945963

Published: June 11th 2010

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34 pages


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Spoken Word Artists  by  Country: English Spoken Word Artists, Vivian Stanshall, Heathcote Williams, George Pringle by Books LLC

Spoken Word Artists by Country: English Spoken Word Artists, Vivian Stanshall, Heathcote Williams, George Pringle by Books LLC
June 11th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 34 pages | ISBN: 9781157945963 | 6.38 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Vivian Stanshall (born Victor Anthony Stanshall- 21 March 1943MorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Vivian Stanshall (born Victor Anthony Stanshall- 21 March 1943 5 March 1995) was an English singer-songwriter, painter, musician, author, poet and wit, best known for his work with the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, for his surreal exploration of the British upper classes in Sir Henry at Rawlinson End, and for narrating Mike Oldfields Tubular Bells.

Stanshall was often called a great British eccentric, but this was a label he hated: it suggested that he was putting on an act. Instead, as he himself always insisted, ...he was merely being himself. However, it is not difficult to understand why he received the label. Neil Innes said of their first meeting: He was quite plump in those days. He had on Billy Bunter check trousers, a Victorian frock coat, violet pince-nez glasses, and carried a euphonium.

He also wore large pink rubber ears. Stanshall was born on 21 March 1943 at the Radcliffe Maternity Home in Shillingford, and christened Victor Anthony Stanshall. (The name and the date are certainly correct but there is much speculation about the place, with his mother herself stating Shillingford, Oxfordshire and his father claiming Walthamstow. Vivian himself said he was evacuated from the war from the east end but failed to say when.) Stanshall certainly spent some time in Walthamstow a suburb on the borders of East London and Essex (which hints he was born there) but at some point his mother Eileen (19111999) moved to Shillingford, Oxfordshire, along with thousands of others, to escape the bombing during the Second World War.

There she lived with her young son while her husband, Victor (19091990) (a name he had adopted in preference to his own christened name of Vivian), served in the RAF. If Eileen was happy in Shillingford, Vivian was hap...

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