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Who were Charles hawtrey and the deafaids?
April 27, 2010 10:42AM
No one, just a non-sequitor shouted out by John Lennon. Charles Hawtrey was a playwright I believe.
Charles Hawtrey was a famous British actor renowned for his roles in the British farcical 'Carry-On' films.
At the beginning of the recording of The Two of Us, Lennon shouts,
"'I Dig a Pygmy', by Charles Hawtrey and the Deaf Aids... Phase One, in which Doris gets her oats!"
The shout was mixed in by Phil Spector for the Let It Be album and also appeared in the Let It Be film, both released in 1970. "The deaf aids" was the nickname given to The Beatles' Vox amplifiers.
In 1977/8 a Sheffield, UK band formed by Terry Gamwells was named Charles Hawtrey and the Deafaids