Andy Stewart / The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
20 December 1933, Scotland, d. 11 October 1993, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland. This singer/comedian rose to fame initially as the presenter of Dance Party Roof, which was shown on Scottish television. He subsequently became a national figure as a member of the resident cast of The White Heather Club, a long-running BBC television show. Stewart eventually became the programmes compère, a role he combined with a recording career which bore fruit in 1960 when the blithe Donald Wheres Your Trousers reached the UK Top 20. Other whimsical singles, including Campbeltown Loch and Dr. Findlay, contrasted with releases of a more romantic nature, the best-known of which was A Scottish Soldier (1961). An ever-present kilt and homely fare ensured the artists popularity among home-based Scots and expatriots and his career flourished in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. In 1976 he was awarded the MBE. Recurrent...