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John Byrne
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"Ladies and gentlemen, I've suffered for my music... now it's your turn."

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I will have "Brave Sir Robin" in my head for the rest of the day.

What an unsung hero.

I honestly had not ever heard of him until this story.
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I saw him in a one man show in the Village decades ago. Two nights in a row, in fact.

On the first night he flubbed one of his songs and, without missing a beat sang Got it wrong! Never mind! The audience roared appreciation.

The next night, as that moment approached, I began to worry that it hadnt been a flub, but a deliberate part of the act.

I needn't have worried!

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This is so sad.
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Very sad news. 
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I think I knew all the Rutles songs long before I dove into his work with Monty Python... "All You Need Is Cash" was all over Cinemax back in the early '80s.

Sad news.



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This seemed to come out of almost nowhere and genuinely shocked me. A bad end for a crap year. :^(
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I added MONTY PYTHON LIVE AT CITY CENTER and LIVE AT DRURY
LANE to my driving playlist after I heard the news of
Innes' death. I had a cassette of CITY CENTER that I
listened to endlessly as a kid, and Innes' "Protest Song"
was always a favorite. He introduces this Dylan parody
with one of the best lines ever - "Ladies and Gentlemen,
I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn."

DRURY LANE is the same vintage with much of the same
material, but I came to it later and enjoyed hearing the
differences between a show for a UK audience versus a New
York audience. The best find was a different Innes song -
he performs "Idiot Song" on that disc. Great stuff, and
well before I connected with The Rutles.



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