Stanley and Philip Philistan were both born in the semi derelict Lancashire village of Thrutch (Nr. Ramsbottom) and share the same mother but are not related. The brothers then found fame broadcasting and performing on Radio Thrutch.
Doc Harvey studied for his Doctorate in Ethnomusicology at the University of Central Crawshawbooth. Whilst doing research into the disappearing rituals of the Thrutch community the Doc discovered the unrelated Philistan Brothers and was amazed with their uncouth musical skills. Although suspicious The Philistans were eventually lured away with the promise of an inside toilet and as much tripe as they could eat. The rest as The Doc may say is history.