Tutti Frutti

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Tutti Frutti

Although it attained 'cult' status, it was only repeated once (on BBC 1), this was 10 months after its first transmission on BBC 2, and is not available on VHS video or DVD (Summer 2009). Various rumours circulated for many years as to why, but the BBC never confirmed the reasons.

However, in March 2007 John Byrne explained that the problem had been due to a performance of the song Tutti Frutti in one episode (not the title sequence) where Danny McGlone changes the lyrics to "here's the rub, she makes me sleep in a tub". This is a reference to an earlier scene where Kettles is coerced into letting McGlone sleep at her flat, but insists on the bathtub.

As a result of this change the BBC's usual music licensing did not apply, and the copyright holder Little Richard requested a prohibitively high fee.

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Tutti Frutti

Robbie Coltrane
Maurice RoŽves
Emma Thompson
Richard Wilson
Stuart McGugan
Jake D'arcy
Ron Donache

  Tutti Frutti

Legendary Scots fictiscious Rock 'n' Roll band The Majestics find themselves in trouble on the eve of their 25th anniversary tour when their singer, Big Jazza, is killed in a car crash.

The group's manager Eddie Clockerty (Wilson) talks Big Jazza's younger brother, Danny (Coltrane), home from New York for the funeral, into joining the band as their new lead singer.

Suzi Kettles (Thompson), a sharp cookie and old classmate of Danny, picks up the guitar and also joins the band. From that moment the ill fated tour and the band's fortunes appear to take a turn for the better.

Source : VHS tape (original TV broadcast), and transfered to DVD-R


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    2. On The Road Again

    3. Gin A Body Dig A Body

    4. Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O

    5. Love Hurts

    6. A Wop-Boppa Loo-Bop A Wop-Bam Boom

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