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Posted By: Vic Smith
11-Jan-12 - 05:43 AM
Thread Name: Ewan MacColl's trousers
Subject: RE: Ewan MacColl's trousers
LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT EWAN MacCOLL - A Series - No. 358

Bertie Mee (25 December 1918 22 October 2001) was the manager of Arsenal F.C. from 1966 - 1976, so his tenure of that great football club co-incided with the years when MacColl was at the height of his fame. Now, though Bertie's attention was totally on that demanding post, he was something of a closet folkie. In particular, he admired MacColl's dialectic approach to learning and performing ballads; so much so that he called his son:-

Ewan Mee