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Music, Fri 18 May 2018

The Rutles

The Rutles


Dirk McQuickly and Ron Nasty first met in early 1959, at the now-legendary address, 43 Egg Lane, Liverpool. After teaming up with Stig O'Hara - a guitarist of no fixed hairstyle - they began playing as a three-piece. After eighteen short months, the pre-Prefab Four came across drummer Barrington Womble, who was persuaded to call himself Barry Wom to save time, and his haircut to save Brylcreem, hiding in their van. The classic Rutles line-up was complete.

At the suggestion of their then-manager Arthur Scouse, the group went to Hamburg in 1961. Their, they played all the clubs on the Reeperbahn, particularly The Rat Kellar. With them was 5th member, Leppo (who mainly stood at the back). It was in The Rat Kellar that Leppo crawled into a trunk with a diminutive German frulein and was never seen again. As luck would have it, he had little or no musical talent, anyway.

Later that same year, fate arrived in the shape and other attributes of one-legged Bolton-based retail chemist, Leggy Mountbatten who, after falling into "The Cavern" one night, declared he despised the boys' music, but liked the cut of their jib - in particular the cut of their trousers. Leggy became their manager, polished up their image, and touted them around most of the large record companies. In time, they succumbed to the charms of (and tea served at) Parlourphone, and their dbut album, (recorded in twenty minutes - their 2nd took even longer - became a huge success. 

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Fri 18 May 2018 19:30 to 00:00

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33 Queen Road,
Hyde Park,



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Map reference: SE 283349  Lat: 53.80963 Long: -1.57170

By Car:

From Leeds City Centre: Head out of town towards Headingley/ Universities on Woodhouse Lane. After you pass Leeds University on the left, turn left at the traffic lights onto Clarendon Road (the Library pub is on this junction). Turn right at the next traffic lights (Leeds Business School is opposite) onto Moorland Road. Hyde Park is on your right as you drive along Moorland Road. At the next crossroads, continue straight on (Royal Park Road) and down the hill. Take the left at the Royal Park pub at the bottom of the hill. The Brudenell is on your right, opposite the playground. There is free car parking space at the venue.

By Public Transport:

By rail: Take a train to Burley Park station (one stop from Leeds City Centre). Leave the station and turn left at the top of the steps. Walk to the end of the road - you will see a large Co-Op on your left. Turn right and walk down Cardigan Road for a few minutes. Cross over and turn left onto Royal Park Road when you get to the Grove curry house. Keep walking along Royal Park Road, past the mosque, until you reach a crossroads. The Royal Park pub is on your right. Turn right and walk past the front of the Royal Park pub. Keep going, and you will reach the entrance to the Brudenell car park opposite the playground.

By bus: The 56 stops on Queens Road, opposite the Royal Park pub. Follow directions as above.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station


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  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments