Hamish Imlach

Hamish Imlach

About Hamish Imlach

Hamish Imlach (1940-1996) was an anti-nuclear activist, comedian, folk-singer, and political satirist. Born in Calcutta of Scottish parents who were serving there, the family moved to Glasgow when he was 13yo. He influenced many other artists, including John Martyn, the incredible string band and Billy Connolly. A regular on the folk circuit, he began his recording career in 1966 on Transatlantic Records' XTRA label. He performed traditional folk songs but became best known for his comical songs about body functions, politics and booze. Read more on Last.fm.

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