Last updated: 07 February 2011
According to Sir Geraint Evans, Harry Secombe could have been a fine comic operatic baritone, and he once offered him the part of Bardolph in Verdi's Falstaff. Had things been different, maybe we wouldn't just remember Harry Secombe's singing with If I Ruled The World.
Fellow Goon Spike Milligan, however, didn't agree. "I spent many years laughing at Harry Secombe's singing until somebody told me that it wasn't a joke," he once said. On another occasion, he sent Secombe a message: "I hope you go before me because I don't want you singing at my funeral".
Music played a big part in Harry Secombe's life, from his childhood in Swansea when he was a choirboy at St Stephen's, Danygraig, although he never had a singing lesson until 1952.
Read our full Harry Secombe profile.
The Highway of LifeA selection of religious songs, including Ave Maria, Abide With Me and How Great Thou Art.
The Gold CollectionTwo-CD collection of some of Sir Harry's best works.
You'll Never Walk Alone2001 collection of English songs plus two operatic pieces: O Sole Mio and Nessun Dorma.