Eric Bogle

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Birthday
23, 1944
Birthplace
Scotland
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthplace
Scotland

About

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.

Before Fame

He worked as a clerk and an accountant before hitting it big in the folk scene.

Trivia

He was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his contributions to music culture in 1987.

Family Life

His father, a carpenter, had a passion for the bagpipes.

Associated With

He cites American rock and roll legend Elvis Presley as one of his earliest musical influences.