Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The illustrated Hello: Barry Humphries

Creator of Les Patterson, Dame Edna and Barry McKenzie, Humphries also invented Australian experimental music - creating "Wubbo" in the 1950s as something between a dadaist prank and a full-on jest while a member of the Melbourne Dada Group.

There is a grim black mark on his record, though. In the guise of Dame Edna, he managed to get himself involved - briefly - in this:

Yes, he turned up in the Bee Gees' Sergeant Pepper movie.

[Part of the Illustrated Hello]