I have just been looking at the Wikipedia page for The Wombles (specifically the band rather than the books or TV shows) for no particular reason. I already knew that Chris Spedding was in the band so that was no great revelation, but several other things were news to me. Unfortunately some of the best bits have no citations so may well be about as accurate as the Bob Holness/Baker Street urban myth.
Anyway, these ‘facts’ stood out for me:
- Some of the drumming was done by the mighty Ray Cooper
- In 1974 the Wombles had albums in the UK charts for more weeks than anybody else
- On one TOTP appearance the Womble costumes were filled by members of Steeleye Span
Best of all is that Wellington Womble had a solo single in 1976.