The Bonzo Dog Band

The Bonzo Dog Band was an English comedy rock act that released four albums on Liberty between 1967 and 1969.

Members: Roger Ruskin Spear (tenor saxophone, trumpet, vocals), Rodney Slater (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone, clarinet, bass, clarinet, trombone, 1966-70), Vivian Stanshall (trumpet, wind instruments, violin, vocals), Neil Innes (vocals, piano, guitar), Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell (electric bass, banjo, saxophone, 1966-67), ‘Legs’ Larry Smith (tuba, drums, vocals), Sam Spoons [Martin Ash] (drums, string bass, percussion, 1966-67), Rob Kerr (harmonica, vocals), Joel Druckman (bass, vocals, 1967-68), Dave Clague (electric bass, 1967-68), Dennis Cowan (electric bass, guitar, vocals, 1968-72)

They formed as the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band on September 25, 1962, at 164c Rosendale Road in West Dulwich.


  • Gorilla (1967 • Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)
  • The Doughnut in Granny’s Greenhouse (1968)
  • Tadpoles (1969)
  • Keynsham (1969)
  • Let’s Make Up and Be Friendly (1972)
  • Unpeeled (archival, 1995)


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