Time for some comedy.
The Rutles are a band that was created as a parody of the music and career of The Beatles, originally for Eric Idle's TV series Rutland Weekend Television, in 1975. They were later featured in a mockumentary in 1978 called All You Need is Cash. They have released 2 CDs, the soundtrack of All You Need is Cash, in 1978, and, in 1996, Archeology. A 2nd film was made in 2003 called The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch. Since then Neil Innes, who founded The Rutles with Eric Idle and who wrote all the music, has formed The Rutles as a real touring band. The music recordings for the 1st CD the line-up was Neil Innes on guitar, keyboards and vocals on the John Lennon inspired songs; Ollie Halsall on guitar, keyboards and vocals on the Paul McCartney inspired songs; Ricky Fataar on guitar, bass, sitar, tabla and vocals on the George Harrison inspired songs; John Halsey on percussion and vocals on the Ringo Starr inspired songs; and Andy Brown on bass.
The Rutles were the pre-fab four and a legend in their own lunchtime. They consisted of Ron Nasty (Neil Innes) on guitar and vocals; Dirk McQuickly (Eric Idle) on bass and vocals; Stig O'Hara (Ricky Fataar) on guitar and vocals; and Barry Wom (John Halsey), full name Barrington Womble, on drums and vocals. They were originally formed in Liverpool in 1959 and, after a brief sojourn in Hamburg in 1960, they took over the world and became the most successful music act in the world ever.
Piggy in the Middle is from The Rutles‘ made for TV film, The Tragical History Tour. This was the first major flop of The Rutles‘ career. The plot of the film, four Oxford History Professors on a hitchhiking tour of English Tea Shops, was probably not the best idea for a movie and it was slammed mercilessly by the critics.
You can buy Piggy in the Middle on iTunes.
You can follow The Rutles on their Website, their Wiki, and on the Rutlemania fan site. You can buy their music on iTunes. You can follow Neil Innes on his official Website, on his personal Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on his YouTube channel. You can buy his music on iTunes as Neil Innes, Bonzo Dog Band, The Bonzo Dog Band, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, and as The Rutles. You can follow Eric Idle on his Website, on PythonOnLine, and on Twitter. You can buy his music on iTunes as Eric Idle, Eric Idle & John Du Prez, and Monty Python.