The Barron Knights

The Barron KnightsFrom: Bedfordshire, England

The Barron Knights were a unique 60s comedy and beat group that were very popular in the U.K. Band members included Anthony “The Barron” Osmond (vocals, bass), Leslie John Barker aka Butch Baker (vocals, guitar), Dave Ballinger (drums), Richard Palmer aka Duke D’Mond (vocals, guitar), and Peter “P’Nut” Langford (vocals, guitar).

The band formed in 1960 when Osmond, nicknamed “The Barron” left the Royal Air Force to start a musical act, having previously produced stage shows. The group was originally called the Knights Of The Round Table but was shortly renamed The Barron Knights by Osmond’s father. They started out as a straight group, but in the mid sixties moved into comedy and achieved success by parodying groups like The Beatles and Rolling Stones.

They released several LPs and 45s throughout the 60s and early-mid seventies, mixing up comedy and straight songs. Their 1966 single, ‘Lazy Fat People’ is very quirky but catchy and was written by Pete Townsend of The Who.

Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

From the 1966 EP Lazy Fat People
Lazy Fat People

  • Lazy Fat People