Summary: British poet and painter best remembered as the founder of poetry-rock group The Liverpool Scene as well as one of three poets in the best-selling anthology The Mersey Sound along with Brian Patten and Roger McGough, in which the trio came to prominence in that city's Merseybeat zeitgeist of the 1960's and 1970's, but whose characterization of popular culture in verse helped to widen the audience for poetry among 1960's British youth.
Cause of Death: Lengthy illness
Born: April 10, 1932
Died: December 20, 2000
Location: Liverpool, England