Frank Sidebottom’s Greatest Video Moments

Musical comedy legend Frank Sidebottom AKA Chris Sievey passed away on Monday (June 21). The northern institution had many great moments over his colourful career – here, then, NME doffs its cap at some of the finest…

Watch Frank Sidebottom take on Smiths classic, giving it his own unique twist in ‘Panic! (On The Streets Of Timperley)’.


See Frank being interviewed on Granada Reports about his first EP.

Frank formed a supergroup to perform ‘Hit The North’, including Happy Mondays man Paul Ryder and ‘Little Frank’ as ‘Little Mark E. Smith’.

Everyone likes a Grease sing-a-long, Frank performed one for ITV2 in 2007.

The comedian headed to Chorlton in Manchester to interview Badly Drawn Boy.

Never afraid to cover the greats, the singer took on Queen in this medley in 2007.

Easily one of the most overlooked comedy festive tracks, watch ‘Christmas Is Really Fantastic’.


I Am Kloot’s Johnny Bramwell joined Frank for this song ‘Space Is Ace’.

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