R.I.P., Neil Innes

The Urban Spaceman has blasted off. He was 75.

Neil Innes worked with The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Rutles, a.k.a. “The Prefab Four,” and of course, Monty Python.

His abrupt departure via heart attack is both surprising and unwelcome. God keeps repo’ing the comics and leaving us with the jokes.

The NYT has an obit here. Here’s Neil performing three of his greatest hits in an NPR Tiny Desk Concert back in 2011. And here’s an extensive BBC obit that includes a few video clips.

“I’ve suffered for my music, and now it’s your turn.” How sweet, this idiot.

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One Response to “R.I.P., Neil Innes”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    It seems from the links above that he left happy. The Tiny Desk concert was fun to watch. The way music affects people of all kinds always amazes me. Happy new year you hosers!

    Sorry I’m late wishing you a happy new year Hurben.

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