Neil Innes dies

Dutch TV 1968 –

BBC News 

Paul Huggett… Met him once . Very nice man. RIP to the Urban Spaceman.

Stella Huggett… Yep, he was nice.

Paul Crimin… The genius behind The Rutles. RIP.

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Saw the Rutles in May at the Cavern, Liverpool – sad news indeed

Gerry Fortsch… He gave us all a lot to laugh about. another great loss.

Alan Esdaile… Very talented funny man. Sad news.

Jo Turner… Deeply saddened. He was a lovely man.

Gareth Huggett… The Urban Spaceman’s final twist

Pete Brazier… Another great from my past gone but not forgotten
RIP Neil Thankyou for the Laughs and those great songs


I’m Nearly Famous – The Tales Of A Likely Lad – Tony Rivers Autobiography book

The man Cliff Richard called – “The Miracle Man of Harmonies”

Tony says… A large section of the book is focused on the crazy Cliff Richard era. We worked not only with Cliff, but many other artists from Elton and George Michael on Live Aid to making hits including a number One with Shaky, plus studio time with Pink Floyd, Year Of The Cat album with Al Stewart, Lulu, Linda Ronstadt, INXS, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, recorded two albums with The Shadows, another with Gerard Kenny, others were with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Symphony Orchestra, Barbara Dixon, Sheena Easton (in Caribou Ranch Studio), toured the World several times, made the US top ten with Devil Woman, oh and I sang The Likely Lads TV Theme (and for a lad from Shildon, Co. Durham that’s great).

The book can be ordered from

Robert Searle… Have this book Alan,a great read and very interesting. Tony has had a great musical career.

Catherine Ireland… Will get this