Funky Gibbon

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"Funky Gibbon" is a song by Bill Oddie and recorded by The Goodies. It was arranged by Tom Parker ("with interference from Bill Oddie") and released as a single in February 1975. The B-side was "Sick Man Blues", which had previously been written for Oddie for use in the radio series I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again.

It was the most successful single for The Goodies. It entered the UK Singles Chart on 15 March 1975 at #37, remaining in the chart for 10 weeks and peaking at #4.[1] It also received considerably airplay in the United States on The Dr. Demento radio show and reached #79 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976.

The Goodies performed the song live numerous times, including on Top of the Pops[2] on 20 March 1975 and in The Goodies – Almost Live in 1976.

The song was re-released in November 2010 to raise funds for the International Primate Protection League's "Save the Gibbon" appeal.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Roberts (2005). British Hit Singles & Albums. Guinness World Records. p. 557. ISBN 1-904994-00-8. 
  2. ^ "The Funky Gibbon". BBC. 
  3. ^ "Do the Funky Gibbon... again: The Goodies release classic song to protect primates". Daily Mail. 7 November 2010. 

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