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Wee Willie Harris (Charles William Harris)

(1933-), Singer

Sitter in 11 portraits
Born Charles William Harris, he began his musical career playing at the 2i's club in Soho. As resident piano player Harris performed alongside Adam Faith, Tommy Steele and others and was given the nickname Wee Willie Harris due to his small stature. In 1957 he appeared on the BBC show Six-Five Special and released his first single, 'Rockin' at the 2 i's'. His energetic live performances and brightly coloured dyed hair gained him popularity. In 1979 he was mentioned in Ian Dury's song 'Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3.'

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Wee Willie Harris with his mother, by Bob Collins - NPG x136329

Wee Willie Harris with his mother

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1950s
NPG x136329

Wee Willie Harris with his mother, by Bob Collins - NPG x136341

Wee Willie Harris with his mother

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1950s
NPG x136341

Pete Murray; Paul Lincoln; Wee Willie Harris, by Bob Collins - NPG x136343

Pete Murray; Paul Lincoln; Wee Willie Harris

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1950s
NPG x136343

Wee Willie Harris with his mother, by Bob Collins - NPG x136433

Wee Willie Harris with his mother

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1950s
NPG x136433

Wee Willie Harris (Charles William Harris), by Harry Hammond - NPG x15534

Wee Willie Harris (Charles William Harris)

by Harry Hammond
bromide fibre print, 1958
NPG x15534

Wee Willie Harris, by Bob Collins - NPG x136324

Wee Willie Harris

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square transparency, circa 1958
NPG x136324

Wee Willie Harris, by Bob Collins - NPG x136325

Wee Willie Harris

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square transparency, circa 1958
NPG x136325

Wee Willie Harris, by Bob Collins - NPG x136326

Wee Willie Harris

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square transparency, circa 1958
NPG x136326

Wee Willie Harris, by Bob Collins - NPG x136730

Wee Willie Harris

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square transparency, circa 1958
NPG x136730

Wee Willie Harris, by Bob Collins - NPG x35151

Wee Willie Harris

by Bob Collins
bromide fibre print, 1958
NPG x35151

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