Rolf Harris Television Signed Photograph Autograph £10.00
This is a superb Hand Signed Colour 5.75" x 4" Publicity photo by the disgraced Australian Musician, singer, composer, Painter and Television host.
Rolf Harris, AO, CBE (born 30 March 1930) is an Australian-born, British-based entertainer. He is a musician, singer-songwriter, composer, painter, and former television personality. He has lived in the UK for more than five decades, and resides 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 Harris 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 that was the subject of a special episode of Rolf on Art. In 2013 Harris was arrested and charged with twelve counts of indecent assault, and four of making indecent images of a child; the three alleged victims were aged between 7 and 19 at the time. He denied any wrongdoing and his trial began on 6 May 2014. On 30 June 2014, Harris was found guilty of all twelve charges of indecent assault, making him the second person to be convicted under Operation Yewtree. He is to be sentenced on 4 July. The status of the other charges is unclear. A poll taken by Reader's Digest Australia before Harris's conviction listed him as #90 among Australia's 100 most trusted people.