Rolf Harris: Life highlights

19:57, Jun 30 2014
Rolf Harris
HIGHLIGHTS: One of the Aussie singer's many "Best Of" albums.

A snapshot of the life of Australian singer and TV star Rolf Harris.

* Musician, singer-songwriter, composer, painter and television personality

* Born March 30, 1930 in Perth

* Moves to the UK in 1952 to study art

* Meets Welsh sculptress Alwen Hughes who he marries March 1, 1958

* Daughter Bindi is born March 10, 1964

* Becomes household name after starting TV series the Rolf Harris Show in 1967 which features Harris painting huge murals and asking "Can you tell what it is yet?"

* Releases Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport in 1960, Jake The Peg (1965), Two Little Boys (1969) and Stairway To Heaven (1993)

* Awarded an MBE in 1968

* Awarded OBE in 1977

* In 1989 starts hosting the television series Rolf's Cartoon Club which is followed by Animal Hospital (from 1994) and Rolf On Art (from 2001)

* Paints official portrait of the Queen in 2005 for her 80th birthday

* Made CBE in 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours

* Made Officer of the Order of Australia in 2012

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