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Alex Lyr Req: Jake the Peg (Rolf Harris) (24) RE: Jake the Peg 23 May 99

Rolf had a BBC tv show in the late 60s/early 70s and I remember his performance of "Jake". He wore a raincoat and the third leg was on his right controlled by the hand he stuck in the raincoat pocket. It was pretty funny and he is a talented fellow. He would also take a couple of buckets of paint and a very large canvass (20' tall by 30' wide) and create a very realistic backdrop (e.g an Australian desert scene) in about a minute. He would sling paint every whichway but it every one of them was great. Then he'd sing a serious Aussie song that fitted the theme. Helen, you don't have to be embarassed - he was a fine ambassador, talented entertainer and really showed the Aussie sense of humor. If not for Rolf, The Seekers and Olivia, we'd never have known what was happening in Australia, 'Course it took a Scotsman, Eric Bogle, to really make some serious statements on Australian culture.

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