Monty Python And The Holy Grail: 8 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About The Classic Comedy

Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd And Jethro Tull Helped Fund The Holy Grail

Despite being a success on British tv, the British movie trade wasn’t lining as much as fund Monty Python’s first film. Instead, it was members of the music trade that got here to the rescue and helped convey this quest for the Holy Grail to the large display screen.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, with extra particulars later added on Twitter, Eric Idle defined bands like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, in addition to different file firms, ponied up a superb chunk of the funds.

Per Idle, Led Zeppelin contributed £31,500; Pink Floyd gave £21,000 and Ian Anderson added £6,300. Alone, that amounted to only a couple of quarter of the £229,575 funds (per IMDb).

Musicians coming to the rescue of early Monty Python movies was one thing of a development. The Beatles’ George Harrison was a significant contributor for the group’s follow-up movie, Life of Brian.

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