Neil Innes was a member of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and worked with Paul, who produced one of their hits, I’m The Urban Spaceman. He wrote many of the music for Monty Python, appeared in skits, and was considered the 7th Python. In 1978, Eric Idle wrote a film about a fictitious band, called The Rutles. It is the greatest parody of the Beatles ever. Neil wrote all of the music for their All You Need is Cash movie/CD. 16 years later, Neil attended his first FEST and was ‘stunned’ at the response to him and his music. So much so, that he was inspired to go back to the vaults and complete what became The Rutles Archaeology CD. Neil is one of our all time favorite guests and after a nine year absence, we are delighted to welcome him back to The FEST.
A message from Neil: