Beloved Scottish folk singer best known for war-themed songs like "No Man's Land". His most popular song, "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda", was named as one of the top thirty Australian songs of all time by the APRA.
He worked as a clerk and an accountant before hitting it big in the folk scene.
He was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his contributions to music culture in 1987.
His father, a carpenter, had a passion for the bagpipes.
He cites American rock and roll legend Elvis Presley as one of his earliest musical influences.