Roger Joseph McGough CBE (born November 9, 1937) is a well-known English performance poet. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. Events 694 - Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims sentencing all Year 1937 ( MCMXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The English people (from the adjective in Englisc) are a Nation and Ethnic group native to England who predominantly speak English Performance poetry is Poetry that is specifically composed for or during performance before an audience He presents the BBC Radio 4 programme Poetry Please and records voice-overs for commercials, as well as performing his own poetry regularly. Poetry Please is a weekly radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in which listeners request poems which are then read by a cast of actors The term voice-over refers to a production technique where a non-diagetic voice is broadcast live or pre-recorded in Radio, Television, Film, Advertising is a form of Communication that typically attempts to persuade potential Customers to Purchase or to consume more of a particular Brand He is a Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University and a member of the Executive Council of the Poetry Society. Liverpool John Moores University is a modern university in Liverpool, England. Established in 1909 the London -based Poetry Society is a membership organisation open to all
McGough was born in Litherland in north Liverpool, a city with which he is firmly associated according to most people. Litherland is an area of Sefton, Merseyside, England. It is north of Bootle and was formerly an Urban district Liverpool ( is a City and Metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary He was educated at the University of Hull at a time when the chief librarian was Philip Larkin. The University of Hull, also known as Hull University, is an English University, founded in 1927 located in Hull (or Kingston upon Hull) a Philip Arthur Larkin, CH, CBE, FRSL (9 August 1922 – 2 December 1985 was an English Poet, Novelist and Jazz Returning to Merseyside in the early 1960s, he met Mike McGear and John Gorman, both multi-talented entertainers; together they formed a comedy group called The Scaffold, reaching number one in the UK Singles Chart in 1968 with their version of "Lily The Pink". Merseyside is a Metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1365900 The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 Mike McCartney (born Peter Michael McCartney 7 January 1944 John Gorman (born 4 January 1936, in Birkenhead) is an English comic entertainer Vocalist and Musician. The Scaffold were a comedy poetry and music trio from Liverpool, England, consisting of Mike McGear (real name Peter Michael McCartney - brother of In Popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list&mdasha Chart &mdashof top The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released " Lily the Pink " is a popular single by Liverpudlian comedy group The Scaffold. McGough also co-wrote many of their songs. A song is a Musical composition. Songs contain vocal parts that are performed 'sung' and generally feature Words ( Lyrics) commonly followed
McGough was also responsible for much of the humorous dialogue in The Beatles' animated film, Yellow Submarine, although he did not receive an on-screen credit for it. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 Yellow Submarine is a 1968 animated Feature film based on the music of The Beatles.
With Adrian Henri and Brian Patten, he published two best-selling volumes of verse entitled The Mersey Sound, and came to prominence as one of the "Liverpool poets" of the 1960s and 1970s. Adrian Henri ( 10 April 1932 Brian Patten (born 7 February 1946, Liverpool, Lancashire, England) is an English Poet. For other uses see Mersey sound (The Liverpool Poets refers to a number of influential 1960s poets from Liverpool, England, heavily influenced by 1950s Beat poetry. The Mersey Sound, first written and published in 1967, was revised in 1983, and then again 2007.
In 1978, McGough appeared in All You Need Is Cash, a mockumentary detailing the career of a Beatles-like group called The Rutles; in McGough's scene, his introduction takes so long that he is only asked one question ('Did you know the Rutles?' to which McGough cheerfully responds 'Oh yes') before the documentary is forced to move along to other events. All You Need Is Cash (also known as The Rutles) is a 1978 television film that traces (in Mockumentary style the career of Mockumentary (also known as a pseudo-documentary) a Portmanteau of Mock and documentary, is a film and TV Genre, or a single work The Rutles was a fictional band created by Eric Idle and Neil Innes as a Pastiche of The Beatles.
One of McGough's more unusual compositions was created in 1981, when he co-wrote an "electronic poem" called Now Press Return with the programmer Richard Warner for inclusion with the Welcome Tape of the BBC Micro home computer.  Now Press Return incorporated several novel themes, including user-defined elements to the poem, lines which changed their order (and meaning) every few seconds, and text which wrote itself in a spiral around the screen. 
McGough won a Cholmondeley Award in 1998, and was awarded the CBE in June 2004. The Cholmondeley Award is an annual award for Poetry given by the Society of Authors in the United Kingdom. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. He holds an honorary MA from Nene College of Further Education; was awarded an honorary degree from Roehampton University in 2006; as well as an honorary doctorate from the University of Liverpool on 3 July 2006. An honorary degree or a degree honoris causa ( Latin: 'for the sake of the honour' is an Academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding Roehampton University is a Campus university situated on three major sites at Roehampton in south-west London, in the United Kingdom. An honorary degree or a degree honoris causa ( Latin: 'for the sake of the honour' is an Academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding The University of Liverpool is a University in the city of Liverpool, England. Events 324 - Battle of Adrianople Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. He was Fellow of Poetry at the Loughborough University (1973-5) and Honorary Professor at Thames Valley University (1993). Loughborough University is a Campus university located in the Market town of Loughborough, Leicestershire, in the East Midlands Thames Valley University ( TVU) is a British university based on campuses in Slough, Reading and Ealing, all in the