Today’s instalment of Vintage Australiana

…is Rolf that is. Rather than Stairway to Heaven. For some reason when I went to the tea room earlier today to make a cuppa, I found myself singing Tie me Kangaroo Down Sport. I don’t know why either. I haven’t found a YouTube of that song yet though.

“…and don’t the kids love him.” You betcha. I like Rolf. I remember watching a TV show in the 70’s called ‘Rolf on Saturday’ that was UK made – I can still sing the song “Rolf on Saturday, okay [clap clap], come on and play, blah blah blah blah* Are you ready for Rolf on Saturday, okay?” !!
And I loved his ability to sing and paint – usually at the same time. And his British Paint commercials. (“Trust British Paints? Sure can.”) When I was a teenager, I got to see him sing and paint for real (at a concert I was involved in as well – Victoria’s 150th celebrations, also had Ricky May and Jackie Love performing- hah)…Rolf sang Sun-arise and I was stoked. Sure he’s daggy, sure he’s cheesy, but hooray for Rolf!

*can’t remember that line


5 Responses to “Today’s instalment of Vintage Australiana”

  1. 1 Sherrin Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Go Rofie!!! wokka wokka…

    Peter Russell Clarke tomorrow?! ;o)

  2. 2 CurlyPops Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    I love Rolf Harris, he’s done a complete cirle and become daggily cool again. He was on ‘More Enough Rope’ earlier in the week. I didn’t catch the whole interview but it was really interesting. I’m going to check out the tv guide for ABC2 and IQ it.

  3. 3 drewzel Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Sherrin, where’s the cheese?

  4. 4 JustJess Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Very good Drewzel! I remember that show too! Ricky May mention brought back memories of seeing him in Guys and Dolls in the eighties. I loved stage productions from that minute. That would have been a great concert!

  5. 5 laura Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    A Peter Russell Clark bloopers video that did the rounds a while back – not work safe but hysterical.

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