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Thread #136160   Message #3108303
Posted By: GUEST,Guest
06-Mar-11 - 03:11 PM
Thread Name: Barabara Dickson tour
Subject: RE: Barbara Dickson tour
There is a curious attitude towards Barbara Dickson in folk circles, bordering almost on snobbery.

As the review above quite rightly states, she is undoubtedly a phenomenally good performer... she wouldn't have survived for over 40 years in the music business otherwise, yet she seems to be forever tarnished in certain circles for daring to have crossed over into pop.

I just wish people would finally ditch their preconceptions of the girl with the bubble perm, singing stuff which was quite frankly a waste of her considerable talents, on shows like The Two Ronnies, and listened honestly and without prejudice to the music she's been doing since the early 90s. She spent years on the folk circuit in the 60s and 70s, is highly regarded by the likes of Phil Cunningham, Archie and Ray Fisher, Mike Harding - and yet some seem still to thing that mainstream success has lost her the right to be taken seriously as a folk singer. Sad.