Eric Bogle is a Scottish folk singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Scotland, he emigrated to Australia at the age of 25, to settle near Adelaide, South Australia. Bogle's songs have covered a variety of topics, and have been performed by many artists. Two of his best known songs are "No Man's Land" and "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda", with the latter named one of the APRA Top 30 Australian songs in 2001, as part of the celebrations for the Australasian Performing Right Association's 75th anniversary.
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About Eric Bogle
Beloved Scottish folk singer best known for war-themed songs like "No Man's Land". His most popular song, "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda", was named as one of the top thirty Australian songs of all time by the APRA.
He worked as a clerk and an accountant before hitting it big in the folk scene.
He was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his contributions to music culture in 1987.
His father, a carpenter, had a passion for the bagpipes.
He cites American rock and roll legend Elvis Presley as one of his earliest musical influences.
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