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Noddy was the bass "player" of the Music With Rocks In band variously known as:

  • Insanity (e.g. Madness)
  • Suck (e.g. Kiss)
  • The Whom (a rather more grammatically correct version of The Who)
  • The Blots (e.g. The Ink Spots)
  • Lead Balloon (e.g. Led Zeppelin)
  • The Surreptitious Fabric (e.g. the Velvet Underground)
  • Ande Supporting Bandes

He and his "band"mates come to a prominence of sorts during the events of Soul Music, where they are responsible for two riots - one at the Cavern Club and one at the free festival organised specifically to promote The Band With Rocks In.


The reference is presumably to Noddy Holder. Neville John "Noddy" Holder MBE (born 15 June 1946) is an English musician and actor, best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and occasional bass guitarist with the rock band Slade. Holder co-wrote most of Slade's material with bassist, occasional keyboard player, violinist and guitarist Jim Lea. Holder has been praised for his distinctive vocal style. By whom the Gods only know...