The death of the second ‘Albert’ – supreme British surrealist entertainers

The Alberts – images from their Facebook page

In a 2014 blog, I wrote about the death of Tony Gray, one of The Alberts – the gloriously eccentric British brothers who linked the shambolic opening night of BBC2 to The Goon Show, the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and Monty Python’s Flying Circus

This afternoon, sadly, I received news from Sheba Gray – Tony’s daughter – that Douglas, the other half of the duo, “passed away last Thursday (18th June), just shy of ninety”…

British Rubbish Revisited, a recent release with recordings from their 1960s shows, can currently be found on YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc…

And a 58-minute video – The Alberts – An Evening of British Rubbish – is currently on YouTube.

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Filed under Eccentrics, Humor, Humour, Surreal

One response to “The death of the second ‘Albert’ – supreme British surrealist entertainers

  1. Richard O’Brien

    I had the great pleasure of working with Tony and Douglas, plus Tony’s son Sinbad, in Gulliver Travels at the Mermaid theatre in 1969. Each day was a delightful excursion into organised chaos.
    R.I.P
    Richard O’Brien

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