Roger McGough, OBE, was born in Liverpool in 1937. He studied at Hull University before becoming a secondary school teacher, and lecturing at colleges including the Liverpool College of Art. A well-known member of the 1960s pop group The Scaffold (whose hits included ‘Lily the Pink’ and ‘Thank U Very Much’) he was also a founder member of a group of like-minded writers from Liverpool who came together in the late 1960s to collaborate on several poetry collections, later becoming known as The Liverpool Poets.
Today Roger lives in Twickenham, London, with his family. He has written over 60 poetry books and collections, as well as scripts, poetry and lyrics for radio, television, theatre and film. He has also written for and presented BBC Radio programmes including ‘Poetry Please’ and ‘Home Truths’.