The comedian, musician, presenter and actor added a new string to his bow in fine art. After working as a welder in Glaswegian shipyards in the s, Billy became a folk singer and comedian. These were later turned into part of Glasgow's official mural trail. His art has also been likened to cave paintings from the Aurignacian period 40,, BC. While his characters are anonymous, their charming simplicity is undeniable. My art is pure and unjudged; I am creating it for myself. Couldn't find what you're looking for? We've hand picked some suggestions for you.
Other Artists you may like
Gossip girl: How Jessica Simpson reinvigorated the celebrity memoir
There were lots of major announcements at DC FanDome Check out everything you missed in our news roundup. Read more. Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. Sign In. Up this week. Billy Connolly was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. He left school to work in the shipyards, becoming a welder, and joined the Territorial Army in the parachute regiment at around the same time.
BBC News Navigation
Perhaps gossip can be used for good, says Annie Lord. Following six sell-out shows at this summer's Edinburgh Festival, Byrne is currently on his fourth national tour. He will be appearing tonight at the Corn Exchange, Brighton. For more tour details, visit edbyrne. Long reads. Coronavirus Advice. Lockdown Guide. UK Politics.
Connolly's first trade , in the early s, was as a welder specifically a boilermaker in the Glasgow shipyards , but he gave it up towards the end of the decade to pursue a career as a folk singer. He first sang in the folk rock band The Humblebums alongside friends Gerry Rafferty and Tam Harvey, with whom he stayed until , before beginning singing as a solo artist. In the early s, Connolly made the transition from folk singer with a comedic persona to fully-fledged comedian , for which he is now best known. In , he made his theatrical debut, at the Cottage Theatre in Cumbernauld , with a revue called Connolly's Glasgow Flourish.