Mudcat Café message #1231365 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #71727   Message #1231365
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
22-Jul-04 - 10:30 AM
Thread Name: Eliza Carthy on the Wireless Radio
Subject: RE: Eliza Carthy on the Radio
In the early '60s, a certain West End London pub (which Eliza mentioned) where her dad was resident used to have a very eclectic policy. It was where *everyone* went. Including Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Bert Lloyd. Nowadays, it's home to Musical Traditions!

Concurrently across town at the Singers' Club and its ever-shifting venues, Ewan was not (yet) slapping anyone who sang "out of their culture". Pigeonholing didn't really come in (in London anyway) till the early 70s. And then it was much more among the beards and sandals sitting watching than among the musos.