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GUEST,Hootenanny 2007 Ewan MacColl Bio - Class Act (715* d) RE: 2007 Ewan MacColl Bio - Class Act 30 Dec 19


Yes Derrick,

Apologies to all for accidentally omitting any I.D.

The Ballads and Blues Club came first around the mid fifties. It ran at The Princess Louise Pub in Holborn which previously housed a skiffle club. I first attended in 1956 or 57.

Ewan and Peggy were virtual residents, but there were numerous other singers and pickers British, Irish Scottish, American, Canadian and West Indian for instance.

There was no committee that I was ever aware of and I was there almost every week. Ewan made his move insulting Lisa Turner (who had appeared regularly)in 1961 and went off and formed the Singers Club.

I did the booking at the Ballads and Blues from September 1961 and certainly never had a committee. I booked people that our audience found to be entertaining.

I only attended the Singer's Club on about three occasions. So cannot answer those questions I am afraid




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