In 1956 he released the song "Blow The Man Down" on the Ewan MacColl LP "The Singing Sailor". He released 7 record singles in his career, between 1962 and 1978. He also recorded the solo album "Only Authorised Employees To Break Bottles" in 1974 with The Faraway Folk as his backing group. This led to a series of concerts ...
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5' 8" (1.73 m)
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I would take job after job as the mood struck me. I built prefabs, stacked timber, made electric switches. I changed with the weather. When the sun came out I burst out with it. When it got cold I pulled a roof in over me somewhere and eventually I became a partner in a two-man car spraying business. I worked hard at this, because I was the half-boss. There was only me and this other fellow and ...
He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1976 Queen's New Year Honours List for his services to drama. Prime Minister Harold Wilson
intended the award to go to him partly because he was a Labour Party supporter but the "H" got missed out of the name and the offer initially went to Sooty and Sweep entertainer Harry Corbett
instead. Both were eventually included in...
Often played roles craving social acceptability