Saturday, November 18, 2006

Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band

A short radio programme from a series Bob Kerr did for the BBC I imagine back in the 80's or 90's. This taken from a cassette someone sent me and it is sadly lacking in any info. Bob Kerr Is currently on tour with the re-formed Bonzo Dog Band.

"The WHOOPEE BAND have performed on stage and TV in most European countries, had their own 45 minute TV show in Germany, not to mention their very own TV series for London Weekend Television in the 70's, it was called "Making Whoopee". They have worked with many leading stars including Lionel Bart, Peter Cook & Dudley More and Max Wall. They have toured with Ralph McTell, Manhattan Transfer and many more.
Such is the bizarre nature of this outfit they not only play Theatres and Festivals all over Europe and beyond, they even played at the legendary BOB DYLAN concerts in Earls Court London in the late seventies and when Roger Daltrey of The Who got married they even played at his wedding. The WHOOPEE BAND have appeared in concert at the Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia and in Denmark with Dame Edna Everage various concerts with Chris Barber, Kenny Ball, Lonnie Donegan and Acker Bilk plus many many more."

Discover more about the Whoopee Band HERE.

Another selection of songs here including Pasadena, Hard Hearted Hannah and Somebody Stole My Gal. In fact I think these may not be radio shows atall but television shows on London Weekend as mentioned in the website.

Bob Kerr - Bob Kerr and His Whoopee Band Pt.2

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Russell CJ Duffy said...

there is something wonderfully english about these nutters. i don't think that anywhere in the world, other than the uk, could come up with a band like these.

good to see the bonzos are getting back together but what about old ginger? poor luv.

Wastedpapiers said...

Apparenly the "Ginger geezer"'s vocal parts have been asigned to guest artistes like Ade Edmonson and Phil Jupitus but it won't be the same though. Still, I've had reports that it wasa fun evenings entertainment.

Artyblartfast said...

Great music but where's a fan to get his spat polish? Answer me that!