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John Philip Thackray Net Worth

John Philip Thackray Net Worth is
$13 Million

John Philip Thackray Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

John Philip "Jake" Thackray (27 February 1938 – 24 December 2002) was an English singer-songwriter, poet and journalist. Best known in the late 1960s and early 1970s for his topical comedy songs performed on British television, his work ranged from satirical to bawdy to sentimental to pastoral, with a strong emphasis on storytelling, making him difficult to pigeonhole.Thackray sang in a lugubrious baritone voice, accompanying himself on a nylon-strung guitar in a style that was part classical, part jazz. His witty lyrics and clipped delivery, combined with his strong Yorkshire accent and the northern setting of many of his songs, led to him being described as the "North Country Noël Coward", a comparison Thackray resisted, although he acknowledged his lyrics were in the English tradition of Coward and Flanders and Swann, "who are wordy, funny writers". However, his tunes derived from the French chansonnier tradition: he claimed Georges Brassens as his greatest inspiration, and he was also influenced by Jacques Brel and Charles Trenet. He also admired Randy Newman. He was admired by, and influenced, many performers including Jarvis Cocker, Mike Harding, Momus, Ralph McTell, Morrissey, Alex Turner, and Jasper Carrott.
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IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthFebruary 27, 1938
Died2002-12-24
Place Of BirthKirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Star SignPisces
#Quote
1I'd never liked the stage much and I was turning into a performing man, a real bloody Archie Rice, so I cancelled gigs and pulled out for a bit. On his retiring from showbusiness
#Fact
1He was originally a teacher after graduating from Durham University, and he spent much of his career working in France and Leeds. He spoke French fluently and with only a barely-detectable English accent, which helped him become a good friend of French singer Georges Brassens whose style of singing greatly influenced his own. He became a well known face to the general public after a number of guest spots on UK television shows - in particular The David Frost Show (1969), On the Braden Beat (1962) with Bernard Braden, and That's Life! (1973) with Esther Rantzen. He had three sons with his wife Sheila: Bill, Sam and Tom. He was declared bankrupt in 2000.

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Innes Book of Records1979TV SeriesHimself
Camera and the Song1976TV Series documentaryHimself
Crackerjack!1972TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Golden Shot1970TV SeriesHimself
Tickertape1968TV SeriesHimself
Beryl Reid Says Good Evening1968TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jake on the Box2006TV Movie documentaryHimself

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