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SBH:Rolf Harris interviewed on success of songs 'Two Little Boys' & 'Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport'.
Interviewer: Mike Craig.
PRE:Met entertainer Ted Egan in Australia who told Harris 'Two Little Boys' was ""great song"" his mother had sung to him.
At first thought it was ""dreadful, namby-pamby song"" but ""the story got to me"", returned to England with tape of song which he couldn't find, so phoned Egan in Australia & asked him to sing song over telephone.
Record was number one in UK charts, appeared on Top Of The Pops, last number one of 1960s & first of 1970s.
7'40"" in - Wrote & performed song 'Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport' started as ""Australian calypso"", Australian slang in lyrics.
Song has story & ending.
OTN:TMR148/91LG5537 TXN/TDT:R2 12-Dec-1991
12 Dec 1991 21:45-22:00 (RADIO 2)
Mike Craig (int)
Rolf Harris (Speaker)
Notes: CAIRS 329023.