Rolf Harris, AO, CBE (born 30 March 1930) is an Australian entertainer. He is a musician, a singer-songwriter, a composer, a painter, and a television personality. He has lived in the UK for more than five decades, residing in Bray, Berkshire.
Harris, who was born and grew up in Perth, Western Australia, was a champion swimmer before studying art. In 1952, he moved to the United Kingdom, where he started to draw animations for television programmes. Harris soon afterwards began a musical career, initially singing and playing the piano accordion. In 1957, he wrote "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport", which later became a Top 10 hit in Australia, the UK and the United States. While performing in Canada he introduced a longstanding, popular routine around his song "Jake the Peg". Harris often uses unusual instruments in his performances: he plays the didgeridoo, is credited with the invention of a rhythmic percussion instrument, the wobble board, and is associated with the Stylophone, a small electronic keyboard instrument.
During the 1960s he became a popular television personality, later presenting shows including Rolf's Cartoon Club, Animal Hospital and various programmes about serious art. In 2005 he painted an official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, which was the subject of a special episode of Rolf on Art.
Read more from his Wikipedia biography.
Photo by Zuzanna Neziri, Flickr: Rolf Harris.
NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART
BIRTH DATA: 30 March 1930, about 03:15 (3:15 a.m.) AWST (-8), Perth, WA, Australia (31s57, 115e51). ASC: about 26 Aquarius. RR: A (from him). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (c) quotes Dennis Sutton who writes that Harris gave his data to Susan Alexander stating he was born between three and three-thirty in the morning. Sutton uses 3 a.m. (ASC: 23 Aquarius). Birth notice from the West Australian 31 March 1930, p. 1: "HARRIS--On March 30, to Mr. and Mrs. Crom. Harris, of Reserve-street, Wembley Park--a son. Both well."
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