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The Rutles


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The semi-legendary life story of the pre-fab four - Dirk, Nasty, Stig and Barry as told by Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Neil Innes, Mick Jagger, Ron Wood
'A Hard Day's Rut', 'All You Need is Lunch' and 'W.C. Fields Forever' - just three of the numbers in this story of Rutlemania. The four mop tops who made the 60s what they are today, their lives, their loves, their music. Now it can be told. Fans of Rutland Weekend will instantly recognise that any resemblance to another famous pop group success story is of course entirely intentional.
Conceived and written by ERIC IDLE
Music and lyrics by NEIL INNES
Directed by GARY WEIS and ERIC IDLE
A RUTLE CORPS production


Told By: Eric Idle
Told By: Michael Palin
Told By: Neil Innes
Told By: Mick Jagger
Told By: Ron Wood
Written By: Eric Idle
Unknown: Neil Innes
Directed By: Gary Weis
Unknown: Eric Idle

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