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LANCE PERCIVAL -
LANCE PERCIVAL - 'Shame And Scandal In The Family' - 1965 45rpm
Published: 2012/01/15
Channel: VinylFun
Matt Monro and Lance Percival - 8th February 1970
Matt Monro and Lance Percival - 8th February 1970
Published: 2017/06/15
Channel: All Our Yesterdays
LANCE PERCIVAL -
LANCE PERCIVAL - 'The Maharajah Of Brum' + B-side - 1967 45rpm
Published: 2012/09/22
Channel: VinylHell
A Chance To Meet... Lance Percival - 1980
A Chance To Meet... Lance Percival - 1980
Published: 2015/01/09
Channel: ITV Channel Television
LANCE PERCIVAL -
LANCE PERCIVAL - 'Riviera Cayf' - 1963 45rpm
Published: 2009/11/17
Channel: VinylFun
LANCE PERCIVAL -
LANCE PERCIVAL - 'There's Another One Behind' - 1965 45rpm
Published: 2011/12/22
Channel: VinylFun
LANCE PERCIVAL -
LANCE PERCIVAL - 'The Beetroot Song' - 1963 45rpm
Published: 2012/01/01
Channel: VinylFun
LANCE PERCIVAL TRIBUTE
LANCE PERCIVAL TRIBUTE
Published: 2017/07/19
Channel: SPANISH FILMS
Shame And Scandal In The Family - Lance Percival
Shame And Scandal In The Family - Lance Percival
Published: 2015/01/29
Channel: Brimenting
Lance Percival Shame And Scandal
Lance Percival Shame And Scandal
Published: 2013/03/12
Channel: marty85560
George Best celebrates 21 years in football league
George Best celebrates 21 years in football league
Published: 2008/10/07
Channel: Tvam Archive
LANCE PERCIVAL -
LANCE PERCIVAL - 'You're Joking Of Course' - 1963 45rpm
Published: 2009/11/17
Channel: VinylFun
Some of these Days s01e01
Some of these Days s01e01
Published: 2016/09/07
Channel: RandomRadioJottings
LANCE PERCIVAL -
LANCE PERCIVAL - 'Dancing In The Streets Tonight' - 1963 45rpm
Published: 2011/12/26
Channel: VinylFun
LANCE PERCIVAL  - I
LANCE PERCIVAL - I'm Beautiful + I've Been Left Behind - 1967 45rpm
Published: 2016/12/17
Channel: VinylFun
The Late Lance Percival In The Famous Carry On Cruising
The Late Lance Percival In The Famous Carry On Cruising
Published: 2015/01/09
Channel: HereComsFight
Bullseye 87 & 88 (Lance Percival & Steve Brennan)
Bullseye 87 & 88 (Lance Percival & Steve Brennan)
Published: 2017/05/10
Channel: Bully's Speedboat
The Big Job (1965) - the opening
The Big Job (1965) - the opening
Published: 2016/03/21
Channel: Paul Thompson
That Was The Week That Was TW3 (2of3) TX 23:15 Sat 29 Dec 1962 BBC
That Was The Week That Was TW3 (2of3) TX 23:15 Sat 29 Dec 1962 BBC
Published: 2014/02/25
Channel: PublicEnquiry
Lance Percival - Car Sexuality Sketch from Last TW3 -
Lance Percival - Car Sexuality Sketch from Last TW3 - '63 - live
Published: 2009/12/27
Channel: disparatedan
Lance Percival - "Riviera Cayf"
Lance Percival - "Riviera Cayf"
Published: 2015/01/24
Channel: MrPurser
Lance Percival crash.mp4
Lance Percival crash.mp4
Published: 2011/10/06
Channel: hopethisworks1212
LANCE PERCIVAL - My Girl, My Shirl - 1966 45rpm
LANCE PERCIVAL - My Girl, My Shirl - 1966 45rpm
Published: 2015/10/21
Channel: VinylFun
LANCE PERCIVAL - If I Had Wings - 1966 45rpm
LANCE PERCIVAL - If I Had Wings - 1966 45rpm
Published: 2015/10/21
Channel: VinylFun
"Lance Percival", star of Up Pompeii, dies aged 81
"Lance Percival", star of Up Pompeii, dies aged 81
Published: 2015/01/09
Channel: breaking news
Too Late the Hero (1970) Anglo-American war film
Too Late the Hero (1970) Anglo-American war film
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: Vanita Maya
Lance Percival dies at 81
Lance Percival dies at 81
Published: 2015/01/10
Channel: CelebrityDies
LANCE PERCIVAL - Our Jim + End Of The Season - 1966 45rpm
LANCE PERCIVAL - Our Jim + End Of The Season - 1966 45rpm
Published: 2015/02/02
Channel: VinylFun
Kenneth Williams - Hand Up Your Sticks (with Lance Percival)
Kenneth Williams - Hand Up Your Sticks (with Lance Percival)
Published: 2015/10/01
Channel: finetunes Various Artists
The Water Babies 1978 Trailer
The Water Babies 1978 Trailer
Published: 2016/03/24
Channel: Screenbound Pictures
Lance Percival - Riviera Cayf (1963)
Lance Percival - Riviera Cayf (1963)
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: Oldies1 [RARE 1960s POP and custom-edited videos]
Kenneth Williams & Lance Percival hands up your sticks
Kenneth Williams & Lance Percival hands up your sticks
Published: 2012/04/16
Channel: Mark Hindle
Lance Percival - Riviera Cayf (Parlophone).
Lance Percival - Riviera Cayf (Parlophone).
Published: 2016/03/30
Channel: oldiesbutgoodies45
Barclays Bank - The Driver
Barclays Bank - The Driver's Dilemna - Lance Percival - Cinema Advertising 60s
Published: 2014/11/24
Channel: findaclip
BERNARD CRIBBINS -
BERNARD CRIBBINS - 'Gossip Calypso' - 1962
Published: 2009/02/09
Channel: VinylCrazee
3-2-1 -
3-2-1 - 'The Sea' (1980)
Published: 2012/11/11
Channel: gbgameshows
That Was The Week That Was TW3 (3of3) TX 23:15 Sat 20 Apr 1963 BBC
That Was The Week That Was TW3 (3of3) TX 23:15 Sat 20 Apr 1963 BBC
Published: 2014/02/25
Channel: PublicEnquiry
KENNETH WILLIAMS -
KENNETH WILLIAMS - 'Hand Up Your Sticks' - 1961 45rpm
Published: 2009/03/19
Channel: VinylFun
NOTABLE DEATHS 2015  (Vol.2)
NOTABLE DEATHS 2015 (Vol.2)
Published: 2016/01/21
Channel: MemoryMan1964
IN MEMORIAM 2015  (Vol.2)
IN MEMORIAM 2015 (Vol.2)
Published: 2015/06/24
Channel: MemoryMan1964
IN MEMORIAM 2013 (Vol.2)
IN MEMORIAM 2013 (Vol.2)
Published: 2016/10/13
Channel: Samuel White
Closing Titles
Closing Titles
Published: 2015/11/20
Channel: Millicent Martin - Topic
Percival & Littleman "Puppy Tuggawar"
Percival & Littleman "Puppy Tuggawar"
Published: 2011/08/28
Channel: Lance Yarborough
Faith In This Nuclear Age
Faith In This Nuclear Age
Published: 2015/11/20
Channel: Millicent Martin - Topic
Shame and Scandal in the Family by Shawn Elliot (with lyrics)
Shame and Scandal in the Family by Shawn Elliot (with lyrics)
Published: 2011/03/17
Channel: seedfolk
IN MEMORIAM 2015 (Vol.1)
IN MEMORIAM 2015 (Vol.1)
Published: 2016/10/12
Channel: Samuel White
Northeast Buskers at The Old Fox - Mal & Steve - Shame and Scandle in the Family - Lance Percival
Northeast Buskers at The Old Fox - Mal & Steve - Shame and Scandle in the Family - Lance Percival
Published: 2015/08/13
Channel: madeddie100
FE6 Hard Mode Low Turn Count Run - Chapter 15: Dragon Girl
FE6 Hard Mode Low Turn Count Run - Chapter 15: Dragon Girl
Published: 2013/01/16
Channel: MoogleBoss
Trailer Yellow Rolls Royce, 1964
Trailer Yellow Rolls Royce, 1964
Published: 2016/08/17
Channel: @miRetroTV
1961 Comedy: Unrehearsed Opening Night! Three On A Spree. Original Brewsters Millions
1961 Comedy: Unrehearsed Opening Night! Three On A Spree. Original Brewsters Millions
Published: 2016/08/25
Channel: PublicEnquiry
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Lance Percival
Born John Lancelot Blades Percival
(1933-07-26)26 July 1933
Sevenoaks, Kent, England
Died 6 January 2015(2015-01-06) (aged 81)
London, England
Years active 1961–2015

John Lancelot Blades Percival, known as Lance Percival (26 July 1933 – 6 January 2015), was an English actor, comedian and singer, best known for his appearances in satirical comedy shows of the early 1960s and his ability to improvise comic calypsos about current news stories. He later became successful as an after-dinner speaker.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was born in Sevenoaks, Kent, and was educated at Sherborne School in Sherborne, Dorset, where he learnt to play the guitar. He then did national service with the Seaforth Highlanders as a lieutenant and was posted to Egypt. In 1955 he emigrated to Canada where he worked as an advertising copywriter, writing jingles for radio. He also formed a calypso group as "Lord Lance" which toured the US and Canada.[2]

Percival first became well known in the early 1960s for performing topical calypsos on television shows such as That Was The Week That Was, after having been discovered by Ned Sherrin, performing at the Blue Angel Club in Mayfair.[3] A tall thin man with a distinctive crooked nose and prominent ears, he also appeared in several British comedy films including the Carry On film Carry On Cruising (1962). Percival had a cameo role in The V.I.P.s (1963) and another in The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964). He also appeared in his own BBC TV comedy series Lance at Large (also 1964), with writers Peter Tinniswood and David Nobbs.

Working, like many British comics of the era, with George Martin at Parlophone, Percival had one UK Singles Chart hit, his cover version of a calypso-style song entitled "Shame and Scandal in the Family" which reached number 37 in October 1965,[4] and recorded several other comedy songs, including "The Beetroot Song" ("If You Like Beetroot I'll Be True To You", 1963), written by Mitch Murray, and "The Maharajah of Brum" (1967), written with Martin.[5]

Later he provided the voice of both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for the cartoon series The Beatles (1965), leading to his voicing the central character "Old Fred" in the Beatles' animated film Yellow Submarine. He also appeared as an "upper class tramp" in the Herman's Hermits film vehicle Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter (1968).[6]

He starred alongside Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson and Jeremy Kemp in the musical film Darling Lili (1970) and also appeared in There's a Girl in My Soup. However, on 14 December 1970, he was involved in a fatal car crash near Farningham, Kent, apparently while racing another driver at high speed in his Jaguar XJ on a dangerous stretch of road near Brands Hatch. Percival almost lost the sight of one eye and was summoned to court where he agreed to pay "substantial" damages of £12,250 [7] following the death of a third, uninvolved driver, Paul Young.[8][9][10]

Percival returned to film work in the Frankie Howerd vehicles Up Pompeii (1971), Up the Chastity Belt (1971), and Up the Front (1972), sustaining a film career until 1978. Between 1972 and 1978 the Thames Television game show Whodunnit! was written by Percival and Jeremy Lloyd, who died two weeks before Percival and who also had a Beatles movie connection, appearing in A Hard Day's Night (1964).

Percival appeared on BBC Radio light entertainment programmes such as Just a Minute throughout the 1980s and is also the author of two books of verse, Well-Versed Cats and Well-Versed Dogs, both illustrated by Lalla Ward. Subsequently he gained a reputation as a writer and later as an after-dinner speaker.[11]

Percival died in January 2015, aged 81.[1] His son Jamie said: "When he spoke about his showbiz life, he spoke fondly of his time on That Was the Week That Was, and he always loved Ned Sherrin, who discovered him performing at the Blue Angel Club". He was cremated at Putney Vale Cemetery on 20 January 2015.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • 1963 – Riviera Cayf / You're Joking of Course (7", Single) [Parlophone – R 5032]
  • 1963 – The Beetroot Song / Dancing in the Streets Tonight (7", Single) [Parlophone – R 5071]
  • 1965 – There's Another One Behind / Shame and Scandal in the Family (7", Single) [Parlophone – R 5335]
  • 1966 – If I Had Wings / My Girl, My Shirll (7", Single) [Parlophone – R 5417]
  • 1966 – End of the Season / Our Jim (7", Single) [Parlophone – R 5517]
  • 1967 – I'm Beautiful / I've Been Left Behind (7", Single) [Parlophone – R 5657]
  • 1967 – The Maharajah of Brum / Taking the Maharajah Apart (7", Single) [Parlophone – R 5587]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "PERCIVAL". Announcements.telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Lance Percival Guardian Obituary. Retrieved 9 January 2015
  3. ^ a b 'Up Pompeii star Percival dies' BBC News – retrieved 9 January 2015
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 423. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  5. ^ "Discogs". Discogs. 26 July 1933. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  6. ^ "Reviews & Ratings for Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  7. ^ The Times. 6 November 1973 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ta4xURUui8.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ [2][dead link]
  10. ^ "Lance Percival crash.mp4". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  11. ^ "Lance Percival, Book After Dinner Speaker Lance Percival". Tmcentertainment.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 

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