15 January 1923 – 3 March 2006.
Scottish poet, songwriter and humorist. Known for his regular performances on BBC radio, latterly including numerous Radio 1 sessions for John Peel and Andy Kershaw. Appeared in The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour film in 1967 and on Neil Innes's various TV shows. Wrote books for children and adults and was a former teacher at Summerhill School.
Cutler's records generally followed a pattern: surreal deadpan poems alternating with fictitious episodes from his childhood 'in a Scotch sitting room' and songs accompanied by a wheezing harmonium. Artistic collaborators included Robert Wyatt and Phyllis April King - the latter also being his life-partner.