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Thread #153578 Message #3597527
Posted By: GUEST,Lanfranc sans cookie
02-Feb-14 - 05:54 AM
Thread Name: Kenneth Williams as Rambling Sid Rumpo
Subject: RE: Kenneth Williams as Rambling Sid Rumpo
Kenneth Williams as Rambling Sid Rumpo was a British institution. Most folkies of that era (including myself) regarded the songs as a bit of fun, alongside similar spoofs by the Two Ronnies and Bennie Hill. Pastiche, like imitation, can be a sincere form of flattery.
There is at least one clip of Paul McNeil on YouTube, posted, I believe, by his son. It's not his best work and is only illustrated by black and white photos, but one frame shows the top of a small guitar with a zero fret. I don't remember whether his 0-18NY had that feature.