"Anybody who knows me knows I am a hardcore Beatles fanatic - one of those guys who knows every single bit of info there is to know about the Fab Four. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that I am also a hardcore Rutles fan.
"I bring up The Rutles simply because I think it’s a bit of a crime how many people are unaware of both this brilliant band and film. In the late ‘70s, Monty Python's Eric Idle and Neil Innes made what surely must be the world's very first 'mockumentary': The Rutles – All You Need Is Cash.
"It is absolutely brilliant – a Spinal Tap version of The Beatles’ entire career, from the Cavern Club to the Apple Rooftop concert, with hilarious cameos from Mick Jagger, Paul Simon and even George Harrison himself!
"But the astonishing thing is how great music is. Innes wrote great Beatles-type songs that sounded like the Fab Four but were totally original. The tunes spanned every phase of The Beatles’ output, from Number One (Twist And Shout) to Piggy In The Middle (I Am The Walrus) to Get Up And Go (Get Back).
"If you are a Beatles or Spinal Tap fan and don't know The Rutles, you must drop what you're doing right now and get the All You Need Is Cash DVD, along with the soundtrack. You’ll thank me later!"