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Thread #56389   Message #883806
Posted By: Steve Parkes
06-Feb-03 - 03:28 AM
Thread Name: .the Ian Campbell Folk Group
Subject: RE: .the Ian Campbell Folk Group
The way Johhn played banjo, he could have played with the CBSO! He could play just about anything, I think: he was very good on the guitar, and astounding on the piano. John was "musical director" at the short-lived Shantasea Music hall (prop B. Roberts), and John Forman, guetsing one night, said "I've heard him play the banjo, but I never knew he was a musiscan! Black notes, white notes, all indiscriminately!" He was entertaining (I kid you not) on the accordian too. And on top of it all, he was such a modest bloke: not a bit the kind of multi-talented pratt you often come across: a thoroughly nice chap, and one we were all happy to have known.