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Barry Fantoni

From: Essex, England

Barry Fantoni is a British author, cartoonist and jazz musician most famous for his work with the London based magazine "Private Eye", for whom he also created the fictitious poet E. J. Thribb (17½). He has also published books on Chinese astrology and hosted a short lived mid 1960s BBC TV show called "A Whole Scene Going", which won him the title of Male TV Personality of the Year. In 1968, he also appeared in the British movie drama 'The Strange Affair', which starred Michael York.

Fantoni also dabbled in pop music, issuing two singles in the mid-late 60s, the first being the catchy 'Little Man In A Little Box' on the Fontana label in the spring of 1966. The song is quite good for being so rare and was penned by his friend Ray Davies and backed by him and the rest of the Kinks.

Singles/Unreleased

Little Man In A Little Box

(Original 45 Label: Fontana TF 707, A - May, 1966)

General Compilations

Piccadilly Sunshine, Part Ten: British Pop Psych And Other Flavours, 1966-1969

This compilation CD contains the following songs by this artist that are played on TWOS:
- Little Man In A Little Box