Monday, 6 December 2010

1st Monday Music Movie - Wee Willie Harris

The legendary Wee Willie Harris, as mentioned in Ian Dury and The Blockheads song Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3. He was the second act on the stage in the Old Market Square on Saturday 29th May, still going strong in his seventies.

He came to fame in the 1950's when he became known as Britain's wild man of rock 'n' roll. TV appearences on BBC's Six-Five Special leading to concerns in the national media as the BBC was promoting "teenage decadence". Rock on Charles William Harris!


Affer said...

Blimey! What a blast from the past! And what a survivor - not so many of his era left now.

Baron's Life said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
All the best for 2011

bikerted said...

Affer: It would be fair to say that age may have slowed down the 'Wild Man' image of Wee Willie, yet he still managed to keep many people entertained in a damp Market Square. Coming from an age where there was no Z Factor, New Faces or Oppertunity Knocks, Rock 'n' Roll performers had to do things the hard way by hard work.
Alexandra Burke, after murdering Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, where are you now?

Baron: and likewise to you and your family from this side of the Pond. It's good to see your tank has been refilled and you're heading down the internet highway.

Baron's Life said...

Thanks Bikerted....all is good now.

Leonard Cohen...A Canuck...!

Rick Rofihe said...

A Living Legend of British Rock'n'Roll!
"Wee Willie Harris" by TONY RICKABY