The news came to light in a recent Rolling Stone piece featuring Monty Python member Eric Idle, and it’s pretty wild.
Released in 1975, Monty Python and the Holy Grail was the comedy troupe’s second feature film and first to feature all new material. And apparently making a parody of King Arthur cost a few pounds. Idle tweeted that Led Zeppelin put £31,500 into the pot and Pink Floyd kicked in £21,000. The film has grossed $5 million to date.
Floyd and Zep weren’t the only financiers. Check out Idle’s tweet below to see who else paid up.
The Holy Grail film was financed thusly— Eric Idle (@EricIdle) March 9, 2021
Michael White Limited £78,750.00
Led Zeppelin £31,500.00
Island Records £21,000.00
Pink Floyd Music £21,000.00
Charisma Records £5,250.00
Heartaches (Tim Rice) £5,250.00
Chrysalis Records £6,300.00
Ian Anderson £6,300.00