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John Gorman (born 4 January 1936, in Birkenhead), is an English comic entertainer, vocalist and musician.

After grammar school, Gorman worked as a telecommunications engineer. He was a member of The Scaffold, best known for their 1968 hit single Lily the Pink, and its successor the band Grimms — the 'G' in Gorman providing the 'G' in Grimms. He also made an album for DJM Records, Go Man Gorman.

Gorman's cinema career included a brief appearance in Up the Chastity Belt (1971) and an equally brief appearance in Terry Gilliam's Jabberwocky (1977), where he is credited as "second peasant".[1] He also made regular appearances on the British children's television show Tiswas between 1978 and 1981, and was one of the Four Bucketeers, a novelty band whose highest-charting single was "Bucket Of Water Song", which reached No. 26 in the UK Singles Chart in 1980. After Tiswas, he worked with Chris Tarrant on its adult-orientated successor O.T.T.. He then moved to Tyne Tees, first on the children's game show How Dare You! and later on another children's show, Razzmatazz.[2]

After a period living in France, he returned as Artistic Director for the Theatre On The Steps in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England. He appeared on the Tiswas Reunited show on ITV1 on 16 June 2007. Also in 2007 he announced plans to establish a Wirral Academy of the Arts at Birkenhead Park.

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