Neil Innes Biography – Wiki
He was born on December 9, 1944, in Danbury, United Kingdom. Neil James Innes was an English writer, comedian and musician. He collaborated with Monty Python and played in The Rutles and the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.
Neil Innes Age
He was 79 years old as of 2019.
Neil Innes Early Life
Innes was conceived in Danbury in Essex. His Scottish dad was a warrant official in the British Army, and Innes spent his adolescence in West Germany, where his dad was conveyed with the British Army on the Rhine. He took piano exercises from age 7 to 14 and instructed himself to play guitar. His folks were steady of their youngsters’ masterful leanings, and his dad likewise drew and painted. In the wake of coming back to the United Kingdom Innes got his proper instruction at Thorpe Grammar School and the Norwich School of Art and Goldsmiths College, London, where he contemplated Drama. Innes graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from Goldsmiths in 1966.
Neil Innes Career
While at Goldsmiths Innes began a band with different understudies that was initially named The Bonzo Dog Dada Band after the workmanship development Dada, which they renamed the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (later abbreviated to The Bonzo Dog Band). Innes had met Vivian Stanshall at the Central School of Art, where both considered drawing. Together they composed the greater part of the band’s melodies, including “I’m the Urban Spaceman”, their sole hit (delivered by Apollo C. Vermouth, an assumed name for as Paul McCartney), and “Demise Cab for Cutie”, which highlighted in the Beatles’ film Magical Mystery Tour (1967). Innes won an Ivor Novello Award for Best Novel(ty) Song in 1968 for “I’m the Urban Spaceman”.
In 1968, Innes showed up with the Bonzo Dog Band on the two periods of the British kids’ TV arrangement Do Not Adjust Your Set which additionally included future Monty Python individuals Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam.
After the separation of the Bonzo Dog Band, Innes got together with previous Dog Band bassist Dennis Cowan, drummer Ian Wallace and guitarist Roger McKew to frame The World, a band seeking after “increasingly business” accomplishment with music running from rock to unadulterated pop, yet as yet holding some Doo-Dah enhance and even a portion of the amusingness. Tragically for them, when their sole collection Lucky Planet was discharged in 1970, the individuals had just disbanded and were proceeding onward to different activities.
The Idiot Bastard Band
In late 2010, Innes declared the arrangement of The Idiot Bastard Band, a parody melodic aggregate highlighting himself, Adrian Edmondson, Phill Jupitus, Simon Brint and Rowland Rivron. The band appeared at The Wilmington Arms in London in December, playing a scope of satire melodies old and new, with intentionally little practice.
New shows were planned for 2011. Jupitus was not able go to due to earlier responsibilities and was supplanted by a few unique visitors, including Paul Whitehouse, Barry Cryer and Nigel Planer. Following the passing of Brint, the band played out a further visit in 2012.
Neil Innes Personal life and Death Cause
Whilst students at Goldsmiths College, London in the mid-1960s Innes met Yvonne Catherine Hilton, they married on 3 March 1966. The couple had three sons, Miles (b. 1967), Luke (b. 1971), and Barney (b. 1978).
Comedian and musician Neil Innes, who collaborated with Monty Python and played with The Rutles, has died aged 75, his agent has said.
Innes died on the night of 29 December 2019 at the age of 75. A spokesman for his family said Innes’ death was unexpected as he had not been suffering from any illness