Additional information about this, Monty Python vinyl art.
Monty Python – The Artist/s
Monty Python were a British surreal comedy group who created the sketch comedy television show Monty Python’s Flying Circus, which first aired on the BBC in 1969. Forty-five episodes were made over four series. The Python phenomenon developed from the television series into something larger in scope and impact, including touring stage shows, films, numerous albums, several books and musicals. The Pythons’ influence on comedy has been compared to the Beatles’ influence on music. Regarded as an enduring icon of 1970s pop culture, their sketch show has been referred to as being “an important moment in the evolution of television comedy”. Broadcast by the BBC between 1969 and 1974, Monty Python’s Flying Circus was conceived, written and performed by its members Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Loosely structured as a sketch show, but with an innovative stream-of-consciousness approach aided by Gilliam’s animation, it pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable in style and content.
Always Look On The Bright Side of Life – The Song
“Always Look On The Bright Side of Life” is a comedy song written by Monty Python member Eric Idle for the final sequence of Monty Python’s second feature film ‘The Life of Brian’ (1979), ‘Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life’ is probably the best-known and most popular Python song and has become established as a favourite sing-along at both funerals and sporting events. Written in the British music hall tradition, the song touches on stoicism and the “stiff upper lip” spirit in the face of adversity, so often associated with British people.
The Football / Soccer Shirt – The Shape
In association football, kit (also referred to as a strip or uniform) is the standard equipment and attire worn by players. Footballers generally wear identifying numbers on the backs of their shirts. Originally a team of players wore numbers from 1 to 11, corresponding roughly to their playing positions, but at the professional level this has generally been superseded by squad numbering, whereby each player in a squad is allocated a fixed number for the duration of a season. Professional clubs also usually display players’ surnames or nicknames on their shirts, above their squad numbers. Football kit has evolved significantly since the early days of the sport and advances in clothing manufacture and printing allowed shirts to be made in lighter synthetic fibres with increasingly colourful and complex designs. With the rise of advertising in the 20th century, sponsors’ logos began to appear on shirts, and replica strips were made available for fans to purchase, generating significant amounts of revenue for clubs.
Sheffield Wednesday Football Club is a professional association football club based in Sheffield, England. The team competes in the Championship, the second tier of the English football league system. Formed in 1867 as an offshoot of The Wednesday Cricket Club (itself formed in 1820), they went by the name of the Wednesday Football Club until changing to their current name in 1929. Sheffield Wednesday is one of the oldest football clubs in the world of any code, and the third-oldest professional association football club in England.
The England national football team represents England in men’s international football and is governed by The Football Association, the governing body for football in England. It competes in the three major international tournaments; the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA European Championship and the UEFA Nations League. England is one of the two oldest national teams in football, alongside Scotland, whom they played in the world’s first international football match in 1872. England’s home ground is Wembley Stadium, London, and their headquarters is at St George’s Park, Burton upon Trent.
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