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"The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt" is an instrumental by the British group The Shadows. It went to number 5 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] Flingel Bunt is an imaginary character invented by the actor Richard O'Sullivan, a friend of the Shadows. The full title was given to the tune after the group had been to see the film The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond.

"The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt"
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Single by The Shadows
B-side"It's a Mans World" (Addey-Smith)
ReleasedMay 1964
Format7" single
LabelColumbia DB 7261
Songwriter(s)Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Brian Bennett, John Rostill
The Shadows singles chronology
"Theme for Young Lovers"
"The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt"
"Rhythm and Greens"


Charts (Shadows version)Edit




  1. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 50 | Official Charts Company". Retrieved 2016-01-10.
  2. ^ "UK Official Chart: Shadows". Official Charts Company. 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  3. ^ "A Stone's Throw - Albert Castiglia | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. 2006-04-11. Retrieved 2016-01-10.