Former Monty Python member Eric Idle has written a memoir (Courtesy of The Frame).
Monty Python is widely considered to have the same level of influence on the comedy world that the Beatles and the Rolling Stones did on rock.
British rock and comedy had their own symbiotic relationship through the '60s and '70s — including financing Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
"I mean it was Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Jethro Tull — they all pitched in money so we could make the film," Idle said.
That's not to say that the film didn't have its own problems, but they made the movie better.
Through it all, Idle said that he feels that he and Monty Python went way farther than they ever expected.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the chronology of Monty Python films — the Life of Brian was released after Monty Python and the Holy Grail. »