A Library of Articles on Vivian, some bordering on Fiction
- The Beasht's entry in
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Boat of Society
by Ken Shinn. A fan's eye view of Stinkfoot and the Old Pro.
Fortean Times, June/July 1995
My Old Man had great timing.
Paintbox, February 2002
A rare look at biG GRunt
The Guardian, 1995
with Neil Innes
Queer Radio, Brisbane, Australia, February 7, 2001
with Stephen Fry
with Pete Dooley
Mojo, December 2001
by Andrew Male
Time Out, November 2001
Evening Standard, 1988
Plus Peely's page of
all by himself.
Comstock Lode, Winter 1979
The Face, December 1981
Q Magazine, January 1989
Nice portrait, plus Vivian's history of the Bonzos
Independent, March 7, 1995
Record Collector, May 1995
Rolling Stone, April 20th, 1995
Described by Stephen Fry thusly :-
The late, majestic and remarkable Vivian Stanshall, one of the most talented, profligate, bizarre, absurd, infuriating, unfathomable, and magnificent Englishmen ever to draw breath.
Described by John Peel like zo :-
Even the most successful and big headed among us are aware when we are in the presence of a greater being, and Viv was that greater being.
Described as such by Michael Palin :- 'We thought we were being pretty wacky and weird and odd-ball and off-the-wall,’ Palin said. But even Palin admitted to finding the Doo Dah Band's front-man, Viv Stanshall, ‘a bit enigmatic at times.’
Bless you Vivian, on whatever madcap planet you are enshrined. We love you and miss you terribly. :- So sayeth Douglas Barrett Jones
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