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Vivian Stanshall 1943-1995

Ira Robbins, Rolling Stone, 20 April 1995

VIVIAN STANSHALL died in a fire at his apartment in London on March 5. At 51 he was the Renaissance man of English absurdity. A co-founder and vocalist of the dadaist rock group the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Stanshall was a multi-instrumentalist, writer, painter, sculptor and radio host.

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