Mudcat Café message #883861 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #56389   Message #883861
Posted By: harvey andrews
06-Feb-03 - 06:53 AM
Thread Name: .the Ian Campbell Folk Group
Subject: RE: .the Ian Campbell Folk Group
When John Dunkerley left the group he joined me on the road. We began to write together and co-wrote some songs for the album I recorded later called "Someday". It was very exciting to work with such a fine musician as John and he was really enjoying tackling a different kind of music and song approach. Unfortunately he was never well. We had some great gigs, went to Germany, Holland,Sardinia and Malta and did radio and tv.
Our first gig together was at the cambridge Arts Theatre 8/2/76 and our last gig together was at the Tramshed in Greenwich 27/2/77. All told we made 82 appearances, John having treatment throughout the period and therefore missing gigs I had to do solo.
We got on extremely well. John was a model pro and a great companion, on and off stage.I have nothing but fond memories of that time. We both decided to move from our homes to the village where I now live so as to be close enough to work everyday. John and his wife paid a deposit on a new house and I bought another and we moved in. Because of his illness John never made it to the village.
His wife re-married and she has been to gigs of mine in Colchester. His sister has been to a gig of mine in London, Ontario.