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Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (also known as the Bonzo Dog Band or the Bonzos) was created by a group of British art-school students in the 1960s. Combining elements of music hall, trad jazz and psychedelia with surreal humour and avant-garde art, the Bonzos came to public attention through appearances in the Beatles' 1967 film Magical Mystery Tour and the 1968 ITV comedy show Do Not Adjust Your Set.


Studio albums[]

  • 1967 Gorilla (as The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)
  • 1968 The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse (chart #40) (as The Bonzo Dog Band and released as Urban Spaceman in the US)
  • 1969 Tadpoles (chart #36) (as Bonzo Dog Band)
  • 1969 Keynsham (as Bonzo Dog Band)
  • 1972 Let's Make Up and Be Friendly (as Bonzo Dog Band)
  • 2007 Pour l'Amour des Chiens (as The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)


  • 1966 "My Brother Makes the Noises for the Talkies" / "I'm Going to Bring a Watermelon to My Girl Tonight" (Parlophone R5430)
  • 1966 "Alley Oop" / "Button Up Your Overcoat" (Parlophone R5499)
  • 1967 "Equestrian Statue" / "The Intro and The Outro" (Liberty LBF 15040)
  • 1968 "I'm the Urban Spaceman" / "The Canyons of Your Mind" (UK Singles Chart: #5) (Liberty LBF 15144)
  • 1969 "Mr. Apollo" / "Ready-Mades" (Liberty LBF 15201)
  • 1969 "I Want to Be with You" / "We Were Wrong" (Liberty LBF 15273)
  • 1970 "You Done My Brain In" / "Mr Slater's Parrot" (Liberty LBF 15314)
  • 1972 "Slush" / "Music From Rawlinson End" (United Artists UP 35358) (single credited to Neil Innes) (withdrawn from release)
  • 1972 "Slush" / "Slush" (U.S.) (United Artists UP 50943) (promotional version)
  • 1972 "Slush" / "King of Scurf" (U.S.) (United Artists UP 50943)
  • 1992 "No Matter Who You Vote For, The Government Always Gets In (Heigh Ho)" CD EP Single (China Records WOK 2021)

Compilations and miscellaneous[]

  • 1970 The Best of the Bonzos
  • 1971 The Alberts, The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, The Temperance Seven
  • 1971 Beast of the Bonzos
  • 1974 The History of the Bonzos
  • 1983 Some of the Best of the Bonzo Dog Band
  • 1984 The Very Best of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
  • 1990 The Bestiality of the Bonzos
  • 1990 The Best of the Bonzo Dog Band
  • 1990 The Peel Sessions (4-track extended play 12" & CD single)
  • 1992 Cornology (3-CD set)
  • 1995 Unpeeled
  • 1999 Anthropology: The Beast Within
  • 2000 New Tricks
  • 2002 The Complete BBC Recordings (revised re-release of Unpeeled)
  • 2006 Wrestle Poodles... And Win! (live reunion album)
  • 2007 Expanded EMI CD remasters of all five original studio LPs, including rare and unreleased bonus tracks)
  • 2010 Songs the Bonzo Dog Band Taught Us: A Prehistory of the Bonzos ('20s & '30s novelty songs later covered by The Bonzos)
  • 2011 A Dog's Life (3-CD set – revised re-release of Cornology using the 2007 remasters)
  • 2013 Two Original Classic Albums (budget re-release of Gorilla and Doughnut remasters)
  • 2014 Original Album Series (first five albums in mini LP sleeves)
  • 2017 The End of the Show: Lost Treasures 1967–2016 (4-CD box set of live and studio rarities)