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Your chance to own an original Rolf Harris artwork…Deedle eedle eedle um

Rolf Harris is certainly a man of many talents. A champion swimmer in his teens, Rolf moved to England as an art student at the age of 22 and began his television career in 1953 at the age of 23.

Rolf’s work in art varied from presenting a children’s art television show to painting Queen Elizabeth II. A respected artist, one of his paintings, entitled ‘Blue Elvis’ sold for £44,000 in 2006.

As well as his art, Rolf’s music will be remembered for years to come.

In 1957 he wrote the hit song “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” which is still considered to be one of the most successful Australian songs.

But my favourite Rolf Harris routine has to be Jake the Peg, a song about a three legged man.

He would perform the song with a false leg which he would wear under a long coat. Part of fun of the routine is trying to figure out which leg is fake as Rolf would keep his hands in his pockets and use them to manoeuvre the false leg.

Rolf’s Jake the Peg routine

We’re offering you the chance to own this brilliant signed self portrait of Rolf in his Jake the Peg costume. In excellent condition, we expect this item to be snapped up soon so if you want it, my advice is act fast!

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By Kylie.

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  1. When I came to see and appreciate that guy’s singing and drawing in some of the BBC programmes, I was thrilled to bits because, I was just what people call “Jonny just come to London!” Yes, I just came down from Africa! You , or anybody else can’t imagine how I felt watching this guy and his talents! I was hooked and often transported to cloud Nine watching him.It was a kind of dedication rather than worship and let it stay at that! Justus.

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  2. Ya great days ass a kid. me and friend never missing a show.
    He mead we want to perform. So ass a kid i done norman wisdom at a show at school. First time ever on stage and won. love the song Two little boy.

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