Roger McGough, born November 9th 1937, is a Liverpudlian poet who first gained recognition in the sixties as part of the "Mersey Sound" group of poets. He formed Scaffold with Mike McGear and John Gorman, who had a number one hit in 1968 with Lily The Pink. He was also involved in the film Yellow Submarine, and in the Beatles spoof, All You Need Is Cash, documenting the life of imaginary band The Rutles. In 1978 Roger released a musical version of his popular 1967 book, Summer With Monika.
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