Stig meanwhile had fallen under the influence of Arthur Sultan, the
Surrey mystic and he had introduced Stig to his Ouija Board Work.
Sultan now invited the Rutles on a get-away from it all, table-tapping
weekend near Bognor. As usual the Press followed. But while the Rutles
sat at the feet of the Surrey mystic seeking spiritual enlightenment at
his hands fate dealt them an appalling blow. It was at Bognor that
they learned the shocking news of the loss of their manager Leggy
Mountbatten. Tired and despondent over the weekend and unable to raise
any friends, Leggy had gone home, and, tragically, accepted a teaching
post in Australia. It was a bombshell for the Rutles. They were
shocked. And stunned.
The Rutles firt major flop THE TRAGICAL HISTORY TOUR immediately followed the loss of Leggy. It was not the strongest idea for a Rutles films-four Oxford History Professors on a walking tour of English Tea Shops, and it was slammed mercilessly by the critics.