Forty Years with a Leg

Posted: 3/11/2009 5:41:43 AM

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

In 1969 The Bonzo Dog Band set an important millstone in the history of the theremin ([i]Worst Studio Theremin Performance Ever[/i]) when they recorded Music From The Leg.

You can hear it on youTube, here (

Forty years later, and the leg's builder and player, Roger Ruskin Spear is performing with Three Bonzos And A Piano, and here is a video ( of the leg in action in January 2009. (If you're not sure, The Leg is the object next to the sign marked "THE LEG")

Arguably Roger's technique has improved marginally (so there is hope for us all!) but he does end on a bum note!

Three Bonzos And A Piano are touring the UK for the rest of this year and into 2010. Show Dates (
Posted: 3/11/2009 6:15:45 PM

From: new haven ct.

Joined: 7/8/2005

mmm, I got several extra legs lying around, as soon as I get some time...


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