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Rolf Harris kicks off Glastonbury

Published 25/06/2010 | 13:11

Rolf Harris opened Glastonbury performing with his wobble board
Rolf Harris opened Glastonbury performing with his wobble board

Rolf Harris kicked off Glastonbury Festival's 40th anniversary with a set full of wobble boards and antipodean charm.

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The 80-year-old prompted smiles and dancing among a huge crowd who had braved the early start to catch his eclectic show on the Pyramid Stage.

With the sun beating down, Rolf played favourites Two Little Boys, Waltzing Matilda and Stairway to Heaven.

Rolf, who found fame as an artist and cartoonist in the 1950s before adding comedy and music to his repertoire, prompted mass singalongs and even led his fans in chants of "There's only one Rolf Harris".

During his rendition of Irish folk classic Irish Rover while singing the lyric about the poor captain's dog drowning, Rolf raised a giggle by adding "but we took him down to the Animal Hospital and he is going to make it" in reference to his former television show.

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