'Tis the season to be jolly Fa la la la la, la la la la ♫♫♫
Something very silly then... and no one sillier than The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band.
They'd been extremely silly for some 4 years and 4 albums when in 1969 it all came unstuck and at a concert over Christmas they announced they were splitting up. In the general mayhem of their live shows no one present actually believed them. I know, because I was there !
There was a short 'farewell' tour in 1970 and the contractual obligation of one final LP in 1972. Otherwise the original line up of Vivian Stanshall, vocals, trumpet; Neil Innes, vocals, guitar, piano; Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell, guitar, banjo; Rodney Slater, saxophone, trumpet; Roger Ruskin Spear, saxophone, mechanical props; “Legs” Larry Smith, drums; & Sam Spoons, percussion: past into folklore, gone but never forgotten.
Here they are off the 'Gorilla' album, with their version of 'Jollity Farm' (a song from 1930 written by Leslie Sarony). Cartoon time with some faded footage of the band.
Recognise the ending ? Yes it's 'The Archers' theme tune.