Collection: Alex Glasgow

Alex Glasgow was born in 1935 in Gateshead. He cited one of his greatest influences as Gateshead Public Library.

After graduating in Languages from Leeds University, he taught in Germany. On his return to Newcastle, he joined the BBC.

He also began to write topical songs. He composed the music for Alan Plater's play Close The Coalhouse Door.

Alex is best known for his recording of Dance Te Yer Daddy, used in the TV series When The Boat Comes In.

He also wrote the scripts for four episodes. Alex emigrated to Australia in 1981 where he died in 2001.