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Shang-ra-la

The cover to the single.

"Shangri-La" is a song written by Ron Nasty , released by The Rutles in 1968. It was re-released in 1996 in Archaeology 1. The song was performed live on The David Frostbite Show, which aired on 8 September 1968, long after the single had been made available. In the US, the single was released under the name of Hey Dude.
Shangri-la live

The song during the recording process. Dirk did not attend these sessions, and as a result, five people had to take his place, as shown

BackgroundEdit

Ron Nasty first wrote this for Dirk McQuickly's son, Sharn. The song was originally titled "Sharn-La", till it was changed to "Shangri-La" as McQuickly nearly sued Nasty for using his yet-unborn son's name.

Rutles stub thing

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