A English comedian and folk singer from London in the same mould as Max Boyce, Mike Harding, Jasper Carrott and Billy Connolly although later than those mentioned, coming to the public's attention more in the 1980s.
He is known particularly for nostalgia songs of a vanished childhood and appears regularly on the TV programme Countdown.
He has made over 20 albums and written books and film scripts and claims he has supported more artists than any one else - from Steeleye Span to The Beach Boys. He had a series of special shows for ITV which ran for 11 years.
He know lives in Salisbury.