Eric Idle composed Monty Python’s most famous musical numbers, most notably „Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”, the closing number of Life of Brian, which has grown to become a Python signature tune. He was responsible for the „Galaxy Song” from The Meaning of Life and (with Cleese) „Eric the Half-a-Bee”, a whimsical tune that first appeared on the Monty Python’s Previous Record album.
Mr. Idle turned 65 today.
Thanks to Susanne for reminding me.