Roger Ruskin Spear

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Vivian Stanshall and Neil Innes are usually credited as the prime creative forces in the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, but founder-member Roger Ruskin Spear also made substantial contributions. In addition…
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Vivian Stanshall and Neil Innes are usually credited as the prime creative forces in the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, but founder-member Roger Ruskin Spear also made substantial contributions. In addition to playing several instruments (most prominently saxophone) and devising imaginative robots and stage props for their live performances, Spear wrote a couple of their wittiest early tunes, "Trouser Press" and "Shirt." He released a few solo records in the early 1970s, even opening for the Who on a 1971 European tour.