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Jasper Carrott

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B. Robert Davies, 14 March 1945, Birmingham, England. Comedian Carrott has long been a fixture of British television in shows including Canned Carrott for the BBC. However, his grounding ...

Carrott Jasper

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
280 words

...Carrott’s only foray into the charts so far, though his comedy albums, released throughout the 70s and 80s, before video became the dominant medium for comics, also sold well. ALBUMS Rabbits On And On And On (DJM 1976) ٭ ٭ ٭ Carrotts In Notts (DJM 1976) ٭ ٭ ٭ A Pain In The Arm (DJM 1978) ٭ ٭ The Unrecorded Jasper Carrott (DJM 1979) ٭ ٭ ٭ ٭ Beat The Carrott (DJM 1981) ٭ ٭ ٭ Carrott’s Lib (DJM 1982) ٭ ٭ Stun: The Carrott Tells All (DJM 1983) ٭ ٭ ٭ Cosmic Carrott (Portrait 1986) ٭ ٭ Live In America (Rhino 1986) ٭ ٭ ٭ COMPILATIONS Best Of Jasper Carrott ...

Jasper Carrott

Jasper Carrott  

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Music
B. Robert Davies, 14 March 1945, Birmingham, England. Comedian Carrott has long been a fixture of British television in shows including Canned Carrott for the BBC. However, his grounding in ...
Pseudonyms

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

...actor ( b.1933 ): Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Cantinflas , Mexican clown, bullfighter, comic actor ( 1911–93 ): Mario Moreno Reyes Truman Capote , US writer ( 1924–84 ): Truman Streckfus Persons Diahann Carroll , US singer and actress ( b.1935 ): Carol Diann Johnson Jasper Carrott , English comedian ( b.1945 ): Robert Davies Christopher Caudwell , English writer ( 1907–37 ): Christopher St John Sprigg Blaise Cendrars , French writer ( 1887–1961 ): Frédéric Louis Sauser Cyd Charisse , US actress ( 1922–2008 ): Tula Ellice Finklea Chubby Checker , US...

Jasper

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A Dictionary of First Names (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
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Names studies
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135 words

...popular, continued to be widely used in parts of the north. Well-known bearers include British comedian Jasper Carrott ( b. 1945 as Robert Davies ) and the fashion designer Jasper Conran ( b. 1959...

DJM Records

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
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194 words

...half of the business in February 1969. Other key artists of the label’s heyday in the 70s were Jasper Carrott , Hookfoot , Blackfoot Sue , Philip Goodhand-Tait , Viv Lewis and Edward Woodward . However, by 1973 Elton John had left to form his own label, Rocket. Dick James died on 1 February 1986 and son Stephen restarted the business as a publishing company now known as Dejamus. See also Dick James , Beatles , Larry Page , Elton John , Jasper Carrott , Hookfoot , Blackfoot Sue , Philip Goodhand-Tait , Edward Woodward...

Decameron

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
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311 words

...in December 1969; Dik Cadbury (b. Richard Cadbury, 12 June 1950, Selly Oak, Birmingham, England; bass/violin/vocals) in July 1973; and finally Bob Critchley (drums/vocals) in September 1975. From 1971-74, the band was signed to the Fingimigig agency, then run by comedian Jasper Carrott and John Starkey. Based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Decameron performed contemporary folk rock material, much of which was composed by Bell and Coppin. They released three singles on as many labels: ‘Stoats Grope’ in 1973, on Vertigo Records ; ‘Breakdown Of The Song’ in...

Elliott Mike

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
296 words

...in his performing career. Unable to do both, Elliott became a full-time performer in 1974. He has toured the USA on numerous occasions, in addition to the Middle East. More of a comedian than a folk performer, Elliott nevertheless learned his craft, like Billy Connolly and Jasper Carrott , by performing and singing traditional songs in folk clubs, in addition to using his own, highly original, comic material. His talent was recognized by Tyne Tees television, who, in 1981, made a series of six half-hour programmes starring Elliott. The series was promptly...

Capstick Tony

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
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267 words

...Tony This York, England-born folk-singer and comic songwriter was one of a spate of ‘folk comedians’ who emerged on the UK folk scene during the 70s. Among the others were Fred Wedlock , Mike Harding , Richard Digance and most successfully, Jasper Carrott and Billy Connolly . Capstick first recorded for the Newcastle-based Rubber Records, providing tracks for a comedy compilation, There Was This Bloke (with Harding, Derek Brimstone and Bill Barclay), his first solo album had an accompaniment from folk rock band Hedgehog Pie and was an...

Therapy

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
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424 words

... Almanac , released on CBS Records , featured all Dave Shannon originals. The album based a song around each sign of the Zodiac. The group undertook much television work during this period, and incorporated comedy into their act, opening shows for such acts as Max Boyce , Jasper Carrott , and the Barron Knights . Bringing The House Down included such diverse songs as ‘Killing Me Softly With His Song’, and the traditional ‘Lord Franklin’. Indeed, many of the songs featured in Therapy’s live set came from outside the folk spectrum, much to the displeasure...

Wainwright Loudon, III

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
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1,204 words

...until over 25 years later when he landed roles in major Hollywood movies including Big Fish (2003), The Aviator (2004) and Elizabethtown (2005). During the 80s Wainwright enjoyed an unlikely career revival in the UK, performing specially written topical songs on the Jasper Carrott television series. Sadly, this detracted from his recorded output of the period, which reached top form on albums for the Rounder Records and Silvertone labels - Fame And Wealth (1983), I’m Alright (1985), More Love Songs (1986), and Therapy (1989). The albums,...

Pseudonyms

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011

...English actor ( b.1933 ): Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Cantinflas, Mexican clown, bullfighter, comic actor ( 1911–93 ): Mario Moreno Reyes Truman Capote , US writer ( 1924–84 ): Truman Streckfus Persons Diahann Carroll , US singer and actress ( b.1935 ): Carol Diann Johnson Jasper Carrott , English comedian ( b.1945 ): Robert Davies Christopher Caudwell , English writer ( 1907–37 ): Christopher St John Sprigg Blaise Cendrars , French writer ( 1887–1961 ): Frédéric Louis Sauser Cyd Charisse , US actress ( b.1921 ): Tula Ellice Finklea Chubby Checker , US...

The Generation Gap

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Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (5 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
526 words

...Gap The Generation Gap Generation Gap see also children , parents on the similarities between teenagers and their grandparents: They're both on drugs, they both detest you, and neither of them has a job. Jasper Carrott 1945 – English comedian : in Observer 11 January 2004 both on drugs both detest you neither of them has a job What's the point in growing old if you can't hound and persecute the young? Kenneth Clarke 1940 – British Conservative politician : in Observer 27 May 2007 ‘Quotes of the Week’ point in growing old...

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