Les Barker

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Birthday
30, 1947
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
30, 1947 (age 72)
Birthplace
England

About

British poet known for his comic poems and his musical parody performances. His numerous canine-themed poetic works include Bark Odes, Collieflowers, Rover the Rainbow, and Beagles, Bangles and Beads.

Before Fame

He studied to be an accountant before pursuing literary and music careers.

Trivia

His poem "Guide Cats for the Blind" inspired a series of computer programs for the visually impaired.

Family Life

His folk music group, the Mrs. Ackroyd Band, was named after his beloved dog.

Associated With

He and composer Stephen Sondheim both included the absurdly long name of a Welsh town --Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantisiliogogogoch -- in the lyrics of a song.