The Answer to the Bird Puppet and the Beatles


Bob Abdou sent this information to us. He posted this question on Facebook:

To my fellow ventriloquist/puppeteer peers in the UK…..does anyone have any idea why there is a bird puppet while the Beatles are playing Blackpool Night Out 1965?

Someone came to the rescue and answered Bob’s question:

This little fella is Tivvy, he was a stop frame puppet in the TV ads for “TV Times” magazine. There were models, dolls and books about him the mid 1960’s.


Thanks for this bit of trivia.


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One Response to The Answer to the Bird Puppet and the Beatles

  1. Today it’s called Product Placement!

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