Neil Innes (1944-2019)

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Nigel Stapley
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Neil Innes (1944-2019)

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Musician, songwriter, the Bonzos, Python, Rutland Weekend Television, The Rutles, etc., etc., etc.

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Very sad news. I might also mention The Innes Book of Records, which got mixed reviews at the time but was certainly one of the more innovative programmes of its era.

He played the piano on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue on at least one occasion. Humphrey Lyttelton, in place of his usual withering put-down of Colin Sell, reeled off a glowing list of Innes' achievements, ending with "...and now he reaches the high point of his career - STANDING IN FOR COLIN SELL!"

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Re: Neil Innes (1944-2019)

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That's a shock, a great talent.

The "Book Of Records" series was excellent, I'm sure I read that he thought the series was un-clearable, but I'm not sure why that would be.

A sad loss.
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A very sad loss. And of course, he was far more than just one of the many 'Seventh Pythons'.
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Never mind the seventh Python, I think he was the real fifth Beatle!

(One of his parodies, Cheese and Onions, actually turned up on a Beatles bootleg tape credited to John Lennon. I think that's a huge compliment.)

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