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 Post subject: FZ & Wilfrid Brambell
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:30 am 
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Wilfred was due to play a part of Jeff in the film 200 Motels with Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention. Brambell, though, left the production after an argument with Zappa, who then announced that the next person who walked through the door would get the part. Thus, Martin Lickert, Ringo Starr's chauffeur, who was returning from the limousine with a pack of cigarettes for Starr, was cast for the role.


Is this true?

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Yup, according to The True Story of 200 Motels. Weird, huh?

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The Rhythm and Meter of 'Old Ned' the Steptoe theme (by Ron Grainger of Dr Who fame) was used/copied by Syd Barrett when he composed 'Interstellar Overdrive' for 'The Good old Pink Floyd'


Zappa played on this tune at Amougies in Belgium 25th Oct 1969 with the Pink Floyd.

On a brown telecaster.

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diplomaticpermissiondeepi wrote:
The Rhythm and Meter of 'Old Ned' the Steptoe theme (by Ron Grainger of Dr Who fame) was used/copied by Syd Barrett when he composed 'Interstellar Overdrive' for 'The Good old Pink Floyd'


Zappa played on this tune at Amougies in Belgium 25th Oct 1969 with the Pink Floyd.

Oh boy here we go again.

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Strangely enough I've just watched a BBC drama called The Curse of Steptoe & Son. Wilfred Brambell was a strange old bugger!!

"Drama telling the moving story of life behind the scenes of Steptoe and Son. Two actors find themselves trapped together on the celebrated long-running sitcom."

And very good it was!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Old Ned
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wheatgurm wrote:
diplomaticpermissiondeepi wrote:
The Rhythm and Meter of 'Old Ned' the Steptoe theme (by Ron Grainger of Dr Who fame) was used/copied by Syd Barrett when he composed 'Interstellar Overdrive' for 'The Good old Pink Floyd'


Zappa played on this tune at Amougies in Belgium 25th Oct 1969 with the Pink Floyd.

Oh boy here we go again.


Oh yea, you forgot to mention the Brown Telecaster (yoo really should'nt) it WAS not the property of daevid allen the divided alien, y'know the one that he used whilst he was in soft machine..that one had quartersawn maple as opposed to the standard billet cut of the same tree, it could'nt have been the one by Julie driscolls brother in law on his sisters side, but then of course you could'nt give a monkey's fart could yoou?

etc blah blah...but who could have been, wait I better find a list of Brown Telecaster users between serial numbers L05127 and L74326 sold between 1961 and 1969, ,..oh yea but the stock book at Fender only subsects those that specially ordered 3 days before Michaelmass 1966 because of the garbage bag confusion of the preceding tuesday.

But never mind, I'll cross check the remaining data between the US postal records of the Shepherds bush yard Nr Goldhawk Rd between Feb 1962 and 12th april 1969..to see if Heracles the horse had them shredded into its fucking nosebag.

hang on..I have to get back to my notes....

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FZ: From the point that Jeff Simmons quit the group we've had a bunch of adventures trying to find somebody to replace him, not only for the bass parts in the music, but to play the role that he was supposed to play in the film, which is a pretty large part. And, uh, our first candidate for the role was Wilfrid Brambell, who played the grandfather in A Hard Day's Night. So Wilfrid came over, tried out for the part, everything was set, he rehearsed with us for about a week, and then one day came to the studio here, and completely freaked out, and said that he couldn't handle it anymore. So, we went into the dressing room, sat around with the guys in the band, and tried to figure out what we were gonna do about replacing the replacement. And the first person that walked through the door was Martin Lickert, who happened to be Ringo's driver, and, uh, everybody just turned and looked at him and went, "You!".........So, he took the script, and he read it, and he sounded good, and then just quite by accident, we found out that he was a bass player. I think he's good for the part, is, uh, quite professional on screen and, as a bass player he's not astonishing but, uh, he can make the parts.

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I thought this thread was about FZ and the diabetes guy.



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MICRODOT wrote:
Strangely enough I've just watched a BBC drama called The Curse of Steptoe & Son. Wilfred Brambell was a strange old bugger!!

"Drama telling the moving story of life behind the scenes of Steptoe and Son. Two actors find themselves trapped together on the celebrated long-running sitcom."

And very good it was!!!

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Yeah I watched that one too Micro, really interesting wasn't it?
There's one on about Hancock this week as well, can't remember what day though. They're part of a season of documentaries on BBC3 about the lives of our most famous comedians. 8) Look to be a great set of programmes too. Ken Stott and Maxine Peake are starring in the Hancock one.

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aspy_2nd_bunch wrote:
MICRODOT wrote:
Strangely enough I've just watched a BBC drama called The Curse of Steptoe & Son. Wilfred Brambell was a strange old bugger!!

"Drama telling the moving story of life behind the scenes of Steptoe and Son. Two actors find themselves trapped together on the celebrated long-running sitcom."

And very good it was!!!

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Yeah I watched that one too Micro, really interesting wasn't it?
There's one on about Hancock this week as well, can't remember what day though. They're part of a season of documentaries on BBC3 about the lives of our most famous comedians. 8) Look to be a great set of programmes too. Ken Stott and Maxine Peake are starring in the Hancock one.


Yeah it was good, I believe yer man from little britan is doing the Frankie Howard one. They did the Kenneth Williams one a couple of years back, man I forget his name but the actor is fucking hot. Same guy who played Blair in The Queen. Well done BBC4.


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I know the actor you mean, who played Kenneth Williams in "Fantabulosa!"(also a great programme) his name is Michael Sheen, played a great part.
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Yep, Hancock and Joan is on Wed 26th March, Trevor Eve (another great actor) plays Hughie Green on Wed 2nd April and David Walliams is playing Frankie Howerd on Wed 9th April. In addition there are loads of programmes about the BBC during this comedy period in 50's and 60's. Great season of programmes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/curseofcomedy/

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aspy_2nd_bunch wrote:
Trevor Eve (another great actor) plays Hughie Green on Wed 2nd April

...or, green hughie, if you prefer.

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:roll: Uh! Everytime I see this post I think it's Wilfred Brimley.
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The guy with the faulty pancreas who does diabetes commercials.

I just HAD to vent.

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calvin2hikers wrote:
I thought this thread was about FZ and the diabetes guy.



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catpuke wrote:
calvin2hikers wrote:
I thought this thread was about FZ and the diabetes guy.



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Make that 3 who think of Brimley-- "Eat your oats you stupid fucks"

For as long as this thread has kept popping up you'd think this Brambell guy was actually somebody :P

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Make that 3 who think of Brimley-- "Eat your oats you stupid fucks"

For as long as this thread has kept popping up you'd think this Brambell guy was actually somebody :P


he was, in the world of BBC b&w sitcom

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Aye, he sure was something over here in the UK. Steptoe and Son is one of the great BBC British classics. As popular as Monty Python in it's day, easily. 8)

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my dog is a ringer for Steptoe .
that is all .

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Ah, there's the problem...we never got Steptoe And Son over here. We got these guys instead.

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Brambell was actually Irish and was also well known for his role in the Beatles Hard Days Night film.

Check out this short clip of him taking a bath in the kitchen sink

http://youtube.com/watch?v=hgaNTtKchkY


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Ringo wrote:
Brambell was actually Irish and was also well known for his role in the Beatles Hard Days Night film.

Check out this short clip of him taking a bath in the kitchen sink

http://youtube.com/watch?v=hgaNTtKchkY


Let's not forget the great Harry. H. Corbett, here he is with Ronnie Barker in a 60's film called Bargee......

http://youtube.com/watch?v=LrXciDh3U3g&feature=related

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jimmie d killed the forum wrote:
So Wilfrid came over, tried out for the part, everything was set, he rehearsed with us for about a week, and then one day came to the studio here, and completely freaked out, and said that he couldn't handle it anymore.


I heard that Wilfrid quit because of a disagreement with Frank, not a nervous breakdown.


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jimmie d killed the forum wrote:
So Wilfrid came over, tried out for the part, everything was set, he rehearsed with us for about a week, and then one day came to the studio here, and completely freaked out, and said that he couldn't handle it anymore.
I heard that Wilfrid quit because of a disagreement with Frank, not a nervous breakdown.
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