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
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