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I'd never liked the stage much and I was turning into a performing man, a real bloody Archie Rice, so I cancelled gigs and pulled out for a bit. On his retiring from showbusiness
He was originally a teacher after graduating from Durham University, and he spent much of his career working in France and Leeds. He spoke French fluently and with only a barely-detectable English accent, which helped him become a good friend of French singer Georges Brassens
whose style of singing greatly influenced his own. He became a well known face to the general public after a number of ...