REMEMBER PHILLIPA FALLON IN HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL? BEST COD BEATNIK PERFORMANCE OF THE 50s? WELL, TUNE IN FOR THIS BLAM SLAM AND PROP YOUR JAW PAW UP AND LOCK IT IN A SOCKET AS LB FONTLORD Buckley 'Says' Beatnik Shakespeare for Groucho Marx, in this super Hipster, Flyin' Home, Way Beneath the radar Peppy Epi of Groucho Marx Man's You Bet Your Life, comin all the way to you from (YBYL) one of the three most
happenin' years of that Rockin' Fifty Decade, Baby, the one that ends with a Slinky Six.
And stay tuned up for a reprise of pure Mystery Mama, Phillipa Fallon, as I fall in back up here with solid MP4s of her sparse but memoryville little lane gig of lifetime filler diller role sides.
was a recording artist, monologist, and Hip poet/comic.
From October 11, 1956
You Bet Your Life with guest Lord Buckley
Cult-icon Lord Buckley, the eccentric, aristocratic sounding, beatnik-jazz comedian appears as a contestant on Groucho Marx's quiz show You Bet Your Life. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime match-up. Lord Buckley was such an underground figure during his day that he could appear as a game show contestant named Richard Buckley and nobody, spare Groucho, would recognize him as anybody of note. He does a good job at the game too and you just know he needed that prize money.
- "Crackerbox Palace"on the 33 1/3 album by George Harrison about Lord Buckley's home in Los Angles, Echo Park.
- "The Train" and "The Nazz" by Lord Buckley appear on NME's The Supermassive Selection CD, the tracklist is a collection of favourite songs of the English band Muse.
- "The Nazz" inspired the name of the group "Nazz", formed by Todd Rundgren in 1967.
- David Bowie references "The Nazz" in the lyrics to his song "Ziggy Stardust".
- Lord Buckley's "God's Own Drunk" was recorded on Living and Dying in 3/4 Time by Jimmy Buffett in 1974.
- The "Tales of Lord Buckley" are available on itunes Crown Prince Richard's Collection
- Lord Buckley is referenced several times throughout the Callahan Series by Spider Robinson. His style is imitated by Robinson in 2 items in a short story collection on the subject of Robert Heinlein.
- Lord Buckley was mentioned as an influence by Tom Waits in an interview in 1979.
This footage is apparently from a show called Club 7, presumably a local New York program from the early fifties. The MC gives Buckley a condescending introduction, "a rather frequent guest here on Club 7 and only because you seem to like him so much..."
Buckley smoked pot in public, wandered around nude at parties, and had a rivalry with Lenny Bruce vying for the title of "the jazz musician's favorite comedian." His most famous routine is his hippified scat telling of "The Nazz," as in the story of Jesus of Nazareth. Here's a short clip of that routine from a 1960 performance at The Gate of Horn, Chicago:
- LordBuckley.com includes biographical material, discography and an extensive archive of writings by and about Buckley.
- Wig Bubbles Wig Bubbles has some accurate transcribings of Lord Buckley's hipsemanticisms.
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writer, regular contributor to WFMU's Beware of the Blog and CBC Radio. Have been cited by Vanity Fair, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Salon, BoingBoing, Comedy Central etc. Host of the Generation Exploitation Podcast and a regular on different radio stations around North America. Used to do audience warm-ups for some of the worst television shows you've never heard of. Watch a lot of old cartoons and Turner Classic Movies.