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Summary

Roger Joseph McGough (born in Litherland, Liverpool, England) is a famous Poet from United Kingdom, he is 79 years old and still alive, born November 9, 1937.

Biography

Roger McGough is a British poet and musician who in 1964 teamed up with Mike McGear and John Gorman. They formed the pop and satirist group The Scaffold together, he has also been a member of the Grimms.

McGough was educated at the University of Hull. During 60 years, he lived in Merseyside, where he organized artistic events together with John Gorman, in addition to he's work as a teacher. Along with Mike McCartney he formed the musical trio The Scaffold. In 1966, the group signed a contract with Parlophone. The group got several hits, reaching even to the top of the list UK Singles Chart in 1968 with the single "Lily the Pink". McGough wrote most of the band's songs.

McGough was also the film author, and wrote most of the comic dialogues in the films Yellow Submarine, he was not credited for them. During this period, he published a selection of his poems, together with the Liverpool poest Adrian Henri and Brian Patten, the volume entitled "The Mersey Sound" where released in 1967.

McGough has received numerous awards, including the Cholmondeley Award in 1998. In 2004, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 10 quotes who is written / told by Roger.

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Famous quotes by Roger McGough (10)


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"Whereas with poetry no one has to show anybody really, and you don't have to tell anyone you're doing it"
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"People can put their best poems straight onto the web"
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"I wish the word whimsical wasn't used now"
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"If I decide to be indecisive, that's my decision"
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"I'm terrified of switching the computer on because there are so many poems"
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"You will put on a dress of guilt and shoes with broken high ideals"
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"We shouldn't have got married, really. Shouldn't have got married. Too young. Not ready for it"
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"Yes, you can feel very alone as a poet and you sometimes think, is it worth it? Is it worth carrying on? But because there were other poets, you became part of a scene. Even though they were very different writers, it made it easier because you were together"
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"If I do a poetry reading I want people to walk out and say they feel better for having been there - not because you've done a comedy performance but because you're talking about your father dying or having young children, things that touch your soul"
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"I was put off by people at school - my cabbage wasn't as good as other people's, you know, so that put me off"


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