It was a night of great music and brilliant comedy, approaching genius in both departments, when the Cream and the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band starred at London's Saville Theatre on Sunday.
The Bonzos proved a wild success before a predominately Cream audience. From an uncertain start as the fans got to grips with the heady mixture of satire, vaudeville and musical anarchy, they concluded a superb performance to cheers, applause and three curtain calls.
`Legs' Larry Smith caused a sensation by picking up a member of the audience who shouted "Rubbish - Get Off!" from a box, and hurling him onto the stage. The crown gasped, then roared as the "heckler" broke in pieces and proved to be a clever fake.
The jokes were endless, exhausing and impossible to describe. All hail to Vivian Stanshall, Sam Spoons, Rodney Slater, Roger Spear, Neil Innes and Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell. Gentlemen - you are the toast of London.