The Intro and the Outro

Viv does give a couple of heavy clues here and there, y'know, like the actual name of the performer...
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Hi there,
nice to be with you,
happy you could stick around.
Like to introduce...
 
"Legs" Larry Smith
drums
Bonzo's drummer and tap dancer (b.1944)
And
Sam Spoons
rhythm pole
Bonzo's Drummer, rhythm pole and spoon player extraordinaire (1942-2018)
And
Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell
bass guitar
Bonzo's bassist, banjolele, and saw player (b. c.1930)
And
Neil Innes
Piano
Bonzo's singer, pianist and guitarist (1944-2019)
Come in
Rodney Slater
on the saxophone
Bonzo's saxophonist, clarinetist and dead chicken player (b.1941)
With
Roger Ruskin Spear
on tenor sax
Bonzo's saxophonist, trouser press player and robot inventor (b.1943)
Hi
Vivian Stanshall
Trumpet
Bonzo's front man, singer, euphonium, sometime trumpet and ukulele player (1943-1995)
Big hello to
"Big" John Wayne
xylophone
American Wester actor (1907-1979)
and
Robert Morely
guitar
English character actor (1908-1992)
 
Billy Butlins
Spoons
South African-British holiday camp entrepreneur (1899-1980)
And, looking very relaxed
Adolf Hitler
on vibes. Nice
German dictator, to understate matters somewhat (1889-1945)
 
Princess Anne
on sousaphone
The Princess Royal (b.1950)
Introducing
Liberace
clarinet
Flamboyant American pianist (1919-1987)
With
Garner "Ted" Armstrong
on vocals
American evangelist, presenter of the World Tomorrow and his own broadcast (1930-2003)
 
Lord Snooty and his pals
tap dancing
Beano comic strip character(s). Ran from 1938 to 1991
In the groove with
Harold Wilson
violin
British Labour Prime Minister (1916-1995)
 
Franklin McCormack
harmonica
American Chicago-based radio personality (1906-1971)
Over there
Eric Clapton
ukulele! Hi Eric
Legendary English guitarist, friend of Viv's and the only 'guest' who actually played his part (b.1945)
On my left
Sir Kenneth Clark
bass sax. A great honour, sir
English Art historian and presenter of arts programmes including Civilization (1903-1983)
And specially florn in for us
a sessions gorilla
on vox humana
A last minute jobbing simian to replace Quintin Hogg's pig grunt, after the latter threatened leagal action
Nice to see
Incredible Shrinking Man
euphonium
Increasingly titchy titular protagonist of a 1957 sci fi flick
Drop out with
Peter Scott
on duck call
British Ornithologist, son of famous Arctic and Antarctic explorer and godson of J.M Barrie. Viv tried to get a ukulele made in the shape of him flying, but settled on a flying duck when that proved too difficult to make. (1909-1989)
Hearing from you later
Casanova
on horn
Famed Venitian lover (1725-1798)
Yeah! Digging
General De Gaulle
on accordion. Really wild General
French WWII leader (1890-1970)
 
Roy Rogers
on Trigger
American Western actor and singer (1911-1998)
tune in
Wild Man of Borneo
on bongos
German-American sideshow performer parodied in a 1941 film of the same name (1862 - some time after 1923)
 
Count Basie Orchestra
on triangle. Thank you
16-18 piece big band founded and lead for almost 50 years by innovative American jazz pianist (1904-1984)
Great to hear
the Rawlinsons
on Trombone
"English as tuppence, changing yet changeless as canal water, nestling in green nowhere, armoured and effete, bold flag-bearer, lotus-fed Miss Havishambling opsimath and eremite, feudal still, reactionary" family devised by Viv
Back from his recent operation,
Dan Druff
hi
May be a comic strip character, possibly a creation of Viv's, either way a joke on a scalp condition
And, representing the flower people,
Quasimodo
on bells
Protagonist of an 1831 Victor Hugo novel
Wonderful to hear
Brainiac
on banjo
Superman villain who has been portrayed on screen by James Marsters; made his first appearance in 1958
We welcome
Val Doonican
as himslef (Hello there!)
Irish Singer famous for his jumpers (1927-2015)
Very appealing
Max Jaffa
Mmm, that's nice Max
British violinist and leader of the Palm Court Orchestra and trio, who was offered the job of leader of the Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the age of 17 (1911-1991)
What a team
Zebra Kid
on percussion
American actor and real life mobster who appeared in the Godfather, wrestled under this name in the 50s (1926-1992)
and
Horace Bachelor
English gambling advertiser from Radio Luxembourg (1898-1977)
A great favourite, and a wonderful performer, of all of us here
J. Arthur Rank
on gong
English industrialist who owned eponymous food and entertainment groups, incorporating brands such as Hovis, Mr Kipling and Odeon, and who co-founded Pinewood Studios (1888-1972)
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