Mike Harding (born 23 October 1944 ) is an English singer, songwriter, comedian, author, poet, broadcaster and multi-instrumentalist. He is known as 'The Rochdale Cowboy' after one of his hit records. In addition, at various times of his life, Harding has been a stand-up comic, photographer, traveller, filmmaker, playwright and musician.
Harding's father, Louis Arthur "Curly" Harding, was a navigator in the RAF, who was killed during World War II, a few weeks before his son's birth. Harding is of Irish ancestry on his mother's side.
He was educated at St Anne's, Crumpsall, and St Bede's, Manchester. After a varied career as a road digger, dustbin man, schoolteacher, steel erector, bus conductor, boiler scaler and chemical factory worker, he took a degree in English and Education at the University of Manchester.
Harding began performing as a folk singer and as a member of several local ManchesterЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Bombers' Moon [альбом]
- Bubbly Snot Monster [альбом]
- Captain Paralytic and the Brown Ale Cowboys [альбом]
- Take Your Fingers Off It! [альбом]
- A Lancashire Lad [1972, альбом]
- My Brother Sylvester [1976, сингл]
- One Man Show [прочее]
- Roll Over Cecil Sharpe
- The Red Specs Album [прочее]
- Komic Kutz 
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