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' 10½" (1.79 m)
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I had met Galton and Simpson and told them how much I admired their work, and I really did, and I said to them if they ever felt I could work with them then ... well, I never envisaged in a thousand years going into light entertainment. I looked at what was on television and the only thing making any, I don't know, social comment was the Hancocks, the Eric Sykes, this kind of half hour comedy ...
The middle initial 'H' was just to avoid confusion with the other Harry Corbett
(who operated the glove puppet "Sooty"). He said it stood for "Hanyfink" (anything).
Often played roles craving social acceptability