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Leon Rosselson was born on 22 June, 1934, is a songwriter. Discover Leon Rosselson's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 89 years old?
|Age||89 years old|
|Born||22 June 1934|
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In 2009, "Greedy Landlord" from Songs for Swinging Landlords To was included in Topic Records 70 year anniversary boxed set Three Score and Ten as track twelve on the sixth CD.
In later years, he has published 17 children's books, the first of which, Rosa's Singing Grandfather, was shortlisted in 1991 for the Carnegie Medal.
Rosselson has published 17 children's books. His first book, Rosa's Singing Grandfather, published by Puffin, was shortlisted in 1991 for the Carnegie Medal.
In 1987, three Law Lords declared that Peter Wright's book Spycatcher could not be published in Britain nor could any of it be quoted in the media. Rosselson set out to break the law. He spent two days reading it, then encapsulated it and quoted from it in a specially written song, Ballad of a Spycatcher, which was published in the British weekly New Statesman. A single of it, with backing from Billy Bragg and the Oyster Band, was released and started to get radio play, including by Simon Bates on the BBC pop music channel Radio 1. He appeared to expect a police raid or court order. In the event, nothing happened. In Rosselson's words: "So much for subversive intentions." It reached number 7 in the NME indie singles charts.
Billy Bragg took "The World Turned Upside Down" into the charts in 1985. Dick Gaughan has also performed Rosselson's music ("The World Turned Upside Down" and "Stand Up for Judas"). The Dubliners recorded Don't Get Married in 1987.
The original Big Red Songbook, a collection of socialist songs, came out in 1977. Rosselson produced a new collection The New Big Red Songbook in 2003.
Hugga Mugga was released on the Leader label in 1971. Roy Bailey and Rosselson recorded That's Not The Way It's Got To Be in 1975. Two other collaborations followed, Love, Loneliness and Laundry (1977) and If I Knew Who the Enemy Was (1979). Rosselson also scripted two shows for performance with Roy Bailey and Frankie Armstrong: the anti-nuclear No Cause for Alarm and Love Loneliness and Laundry, about personal politics.
In 1964, Rosselson joined Marian Mackenzie, Ralph Trainer and Martin Carthy (later replaced by Roy Bailey) in a group called The Three City Four. They concentrated on contemporary songs, including some of Rosselson's own, and made two LPs for Decca and for CBS.
Britain's satire boom began on 24 November 1962 with the debut of a late-night Saturday television series called That Was The Week That Was, hosted by David Frost. It featured some of Rosselson's early satirical songs. The programme ran until 1963.
He joined the London Youth Choir, formed by John Hasted and Eric Winter, which went to a number of World Youth Festivals in the 1950s.
At the end of that decade, two Scotsmen, Robin Hall (1936–1998) and Jimmie Macgregor (born 1930), came to London and teamed up with Shirley Bland (Jimmie's wife) and Leon Rosselson to form a quartet called The Galliards. Rosselson played five string banjo and guitar and did most of the arrangements. Their repertoire consisted of folk songs. They made an EP and two LPs for Decca (Scottish Choice and A-Roving) and one LP for the American label, Monitor. They also made a single for Topic of the Dave Arkin/Earl Robinson song "The Ink Is Black". The group broke up in 1963.
Leon Rosselson (born 22 June 1934, Harrow, Middlesex, England) is an English songwriter and writer of children's books. After his early involvement in the folk music revival in Britain, he came to prominence, singing his own satirical songs, in the BBC's topical TV programme of the early 1960s, That Was The Week That Was. He toured Britain and abroad, singing mainly his own songs and accompanying himself with acoustic guitar.