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John Gorman (born 4 January 1936, in Birkenhead), is an English comic entertainer,
vocalist and musician.
After grammar school, Gorman worked as a telecommunications engineer. He was a
member of The Scaffold, best known for their 1968 hit single Lily the Pink, and its
successor the band Grimms — the 'G' in Gorman providing the 'G' in Grimms. He also
made an album for DJM Records, Go Man Gorman.
Gorman's cinema career included a brief appearance in Up the Chastity Belt (1971)
and an equally brief appearance in Terry Gilliam's Jabberwocky (1977), where he is
credited as "second peasant". He also made regular appearances on the British
children's television show Tiswas between 1978 and 1981, and was one of the Four
Bucketeers, a novelty band whose highest-charting single was "Bucket Of Water
Song", which reached No. 26 in the UK Singles Chart in 1980. After Tiswas, he
worked with Chris Tarrant on its adult-orientated successor O.T.T.. He then moved
to Tyne Tees, first on the children's game show How Dare You! and later on another
children's show, Razzmatazz.
Gorman later became a director for entertainment programmes on London Weekend
Television, particularly those with Cilla Black. After a period living in France, he
returned as Artistic Director for the Theatre On The Steps in Bridgnorth, Shropshire,
England. He appeared on the Tiswas Reunited show on ITV1 on 16th June 2007. Also
in 2007 he announced plans to establish a Wirral Academy of the Arts at Birkenhead
John went to the
same school as Vince
and they remember
the good old days at
St Anselms College,
old boys include Paul
O´Grady and Austin