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Stig O' Hara
Stig; 1969


25 Febuary 1943 Liverpool, England


Singer, Songwriter, Rutle, Air Hostess

Years Active:


Associated Acts:

The Rutles, Travelways Buslines, Air india,


Stig O'Harold O'Hara was a founding member of The Rutles. He also had a popular solo career. Called "the quiet one", he was the thinnest of all the Rutles. In 1970, after The Rutles break up, O' Hara started work at Air India as an Air Hostess.

In 1975, Stig had one son with his wife Gertrude Strange, Mhani O'Hara, who is also a musician.

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Stig O' Hara was born on the 25th February 1943 in Liverpool, England.

In 1968, Stig released his first solo album, Wonder Ball Music. In 1970, After his breakup of the Rutles, O' Hara accepted a job offer from Air India as an Air Hostess.

Stig O'Hara's stint with Air India brought him around the world, over time he took fewer and fewer flights. O' Hara grew a partnership with other airline professionals led to the formed of a new group they called Travelways Buslines. They soon found out there was already a bus company called Travelways in Canada, so they abandoned the effort after only two chartered trips. In 2001, Stig O' Hara was forced to take an early retirement.

During a layover between flights in 2000, Stig befriended the founder of renowned square dancing troupe Circle of Hay. Over beers in the Concourse bar, they discussed the idea of doing a new show using Rutles music but lost touch after Stig's retirement. With the blessings of Dirk and Barry, who were easily reached, work began on recombining classic Rutle tracks in ways that could support the Cirque du Soleil show Lunch.


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