When a sprightly eighty year old Rolf Harris appeared on the BBC Breakfast
programme on Friday, June 18, 2010 to promote his latest book and art exhibition, he was asked by one of the presenters how he got into music. Harris moved to London from his native Australia in 1952 to study art; his ambition was to become a portrait painter, but as he told Charlie Stayt and Susanna Reid: "Well I was broke, I ran out of money..." which led to him entertaining, playing piano accordion in the Down Under
club, which was patronised by Australians and New Zealanders. He wrote the song for them.
Alexander Baron - London, England