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Looking for Bruce Murdoch

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Subject: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Mark Ross
Date: 27 Oct 03 - 03:11 PM

I used to hang around with a Canadian performer by the name of Bruce Murdoch. It was in Greenwich Village 35 years ago. Anybody up there north of the border have any idea what became of him? I haaven't seen him since the early '70's.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: DonMeixner
Date: 27 Oct 03 - 04:10 PM

Mark

Do a search in the data base. We have searched Bruce a few times before. I had heard he was teaching school in the western provinces somewhere.

Don


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: GUEST,pat
Date: 27 Oct 03 - 08:29 PM

hey mark are u a friend of bob Horans ,we both knew bruce back in the gerdes folk city days when it was on fourth and mercer ,he was a nice guy --list timne i saw richie havens he said he was doin well and livin up in canada somewhere---be well


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Oct 03 - 09:31 PM

Dead, long dead...died in 67.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Mark Ross
Date: 28 Oct 03 - 03:33 PM

Don, the search you reccommended only says that he's in Alberta. Any further info?

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: DonMeixner
Date: 28 Oct 03 - 03:58 PM

Thats the depth of my well Mark. Try a Google Search. may work.

Don


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Mark Ross
Date: 28 Oct 03 - 06:22 PM

That's what I found on Google, Thanks, anyway

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: GUEST,ClaireBear
Date: 28 Oct 03 - 06:46 PM

Doing a little creative drill-down, I found that someone by that name is referenced in the "Battle River Regional Division #31 Curriculum Notes" of sometime in 2001 as being associated with Bashaw High School. It's in Alberta. Hope that helps.

Claire


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: GUEST,ClaireBear
Date: 29 Oct 03 - 12:06 PM

...oops, no longer the principal of Bashaw School, but it looks like he's still on the Camrose and District Support Services board (here's their Web site). Boy, doing other folks' research sure is a lot more fun than doing my own...

Claire


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 01 Nov 03 - 03:08 PM

I have it on excellent authority that Bruce never was the principal of Bashaw School. He was simply a teacher there. He had been principal of a school in the Northwest Territories for two years. He presently lives and teaches in Hinton, Alberta. The rumours of his death have been grossly overblown. And Mark, how the heck are you?


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Mark Ross
Date: 02 Nov 03 - 01:03 PM

Bruce,
      Is That You?

Mark


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: DonMeixner
Date: 02 Nov 03 - 03:05 PM

If this is Bruce Murdoch, Thanks for "Rompin' Rovin' Days" a major player in my arsenal since Singer-Songwriter Project way back when.

Don Meixner


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Peace
Date: 02 Nov 03 - 05:26 PM

Dear Mark and Don,

It is great to find you guys. You know, I look at the pictures you have on this site--somewhere ever lost to me now because I am a computer idiot--and I have to ask why I'm the only one getting older and uglier? I don't know how I got to this site either, but having spent the past few days going through it, reading the comments made by people, and being fortunate enough to stumble across you both, I am a very happy camper. I have fond memories of you guys, and I pleased that you are still making music. I've been out of the loop for so long that I don't know where the loop is anymore. However, having someone want to know where I am--other than government officials--is quite refreshing. I don't know if it is permitted to post howru stuff here, and if I've breached a protocol, I apologize. Don, thank you for the very kind comment. I was able to get into the studio in 1980 (?) with Bill Garrett and Paul Mills for another album (with which I was pleased). I shall try to e-mail you both and I'll leave my e-mail address with you. If you can get in touch, I hope you do. By for now. Bruce Murdoch


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Mark Ross
Date: 02 Nov 03 - 05:58 PM

ROMPIN' ROVIN' DAYS, what a great song. I notice that is in the DT. I haven't done it in 20 years or so, but I believe it's time to ressurect it. Good to hear from you Bruce.

Mark ross


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: GUEST,Chris
Date: 04 Nov 03 - 09:41 AM

Hi Bruce,

Good to see you're alive and well. Please remind me. When you were lost on the high range, just who was it that showed you the way?

C


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Peace
Date: 04 Nov 03 - 12:43 PM

Chris,

Sean Gagnier (he passed on about 13 months ago). That's from the song, Snowdon. How'd you know?


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: GUEST,Chris
Date: 04 Nov 03 - 01:01 PM

Bruce,

It must be from the mescalito. Por favor.

C


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Peace
Date: 04 Nov 03 - 01:39 PM


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Peace
Date: 04 Nov 03 - 01:39 PM

You got it, Chris.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Nov 03 - 01:52 PM

Bruce has been mentioned here at Mudcat quite often over the years - [click here to search] for what we have. Welcome to Mudcat, Bruce!
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Peace
Date: 04 Nov 03 - 02:08 PM

Thank you, Joe. It's a very inspiring site. Lots of views on lots of issues. Good to see. Lets a guy know the world ain't completely given up.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: open mike
Date: 04 Nov 03 - 02:37 PM

also lets you know y9u gotta watch out
what you say cuz the world
is watchin' and listening!
can you see the loop from here??


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Peace
Date: 04 Nov 03 - 03:00 PM

Not at all, om


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: GUEST,Ronnie Golfman
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 05:55 PM

BRUCE MURDOCH!!!

Are you still writing and singing?

Do you ever get back to Montreal? I remember so many great nights at the Folk Workshop, the Yellow Door, the Golem, Dawson College.

That was a great scene in the early 1970's. You and Jesse Winchester and Penny Lang and Tex Konig and Sean Gagnier and Ronney Abramson and Chris Rawlings and Russ & Sue and Bill & Sharon and Danny Farmer and Dennis Brown. I played three songs before you one night at the Folk Workshop. It must have been around 1971 or 1972.

Like so many others, I left Montreal in 1976. I still get back most summers.

Ronnie


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Peace
Date: 14 Dec 03 - 02:52 PM

Hi Ronnie,

It's good to hear from you. I am still wrting, but I don't sing any more than I have to to write songs. I guess you are aware that Tex and Sean have both passed on. Sue and Bill got married a few momnths back. Penny got a new CD out a few months ago, and that's about all I know. I haven't been to Montreal for lotsa years, and I don't expect to be going for a few more. Where do you live now, and what are you doing with yourself?

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: GUEST,Ronnie Golfman
Date: 29 Dec 03 - 02:01 PM

Hi again Bruce,

I'm in Vancouver working as a small business consultant. I also haven't been on a stage for many years, but still play guitar most days. I bought a guitar a few years ago from Chuck Baker, who has a guitar store here.

Happy New Year!

Ronnie


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Peace
Date: 29 Dec 03 - 07:22 PM

Good to hear from you, Ronnie. And a very Happy New Year to you, too. Thanks for getting in touch.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: harpgirl
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 05:48 PM

Bruce, please share some of your other songs. And let me know where I can get your album with Garret and Mills...harpy (I can't believe I didn't register this sooner!)


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Chris Green
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 07:40 PM

Erm, I don't know any of you, but can I just say - what a genuinely nice thread!


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: CountryMuddinMan
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 07:44 PM

Bruce,

Where can I get some of ye songs ?

Tony


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: open mike
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 09:03 PM

are either of these available?
http://folk.uio.no/alfs/BruceMurdoch.html


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Ebbie
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 09:17 PM

Is this you, brucie?


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: freda underhill
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 09:34 PM

it sure is..

check the bottom of the page..


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Peace
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 10:25 PM

Some of Richie's info is wrong. However, none of the music is available anymore.

33 1/3 is a terrible album. I have a copy and I cringe at some of the takes. I also cringe when I hear my stuff on the SSP. But, I like lots of the stuff from the album I did with CBC. That isn't available any longer either.

Thanks for your interest though.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Ebbie
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 11:02 PM

(Beaming) I knew him when!


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Peace
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 11:05 PM

So did I.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 11:14 PM

Brucie,

    Not on the same record label scale at all, but I can indentify with your sentiments. In the folly of my youth, I put out an LP, about six months before I teamed up with Margaret. I really misheard/screwed up some of the lyrics that I did on it. So, they will not see the light of day again. It turns out that no one wanted to buy them anyway, since Margaret wasn't on them.
    I remember looking through the bins at Discount Records in Chicago years ago and seeing 33 and 1/3. It's not a bad thing that we can be in a different place at this stage in time.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Peace
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 11:32 PM

LOL, Phil. Really and truly.

There are three good songs on 33 1/3. About seven or eight on the CBC album. Some folks have liked Romp/Rov Days, so I won't say anything about that. But my gawd, ya know? Yeah, you know. And you're right: it's not a bad thing to be elsewhere at this stage of life. Regarding the 'scale': the scale is we know what we did and whether it's worth it or not. There is one important critic--you for you, and me for me. When THAT critic doesn't like it, man, that's a real bad review.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: harpgirl
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 11:35 PM

wow, you guys must have hung out with dave van ronk and bob dylan in NY. way cool...


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Peace
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 11:38 PM

I find this thread just a bit embarrassing. Maybe if you'd be kind enough, just let it sink, OK? But, thank you all very much.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: harpgirl
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 11:44 PM

don't worry brucie, we're the only ones up! nitey nite...(sings softly to herself, "I've been a rambler all my rompin, rovin days"


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: DonMeixner
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 12:45 AM

"A Railway Boy With Nothin' For To Do."


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: chris nightbird childs
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 12:57 AM

Yes... where IS ol' Brucie nowadays?


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: DonMeixner
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 01:19 AM

Well, I 've heard He's been in every city from San Marcos in the south to the concrete fenced in walls of New York town.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: GUEST,daylia
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 07:50 AM

brucie, you live in Hinton? Cool! Do you ever take your class to visit the Forestry school? My grandad built the museum there (he loved working with those burled logs!) and donated a lot of the exhibits. I haven't been to Hinton in so many years now .... thanks for the memories.

daylia


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Peace
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 10:13 AM

Yes to the forestry school. We actually do some cross-training with their fire fighters. It is a well-visited site by tourists. Thanks for saying.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: GUEST,daylia
Date: 11 Dec 04 - 07:14 AM

You too, brucie! Feels good to know the place still draws visitors. Not to wonder - Hinton is simply GORGEOUS. Lucky you!


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: GUEST,angelo
Date: 13 Dec 04 - 02:01 PM

i was doing a search for an old friend and it took me to this thread.his name was sean gagnier(gonyea).i traveled with him and his family family throughout california for 2 years in the seventies.i was just out of the navy.i know the name bruce murdoch because he mentioned you. i even saw a photograph of you that he had. i was determined to be a musician and he "took me under his wing". now i discover he has died, it makes me sad. i was there when marsha(his wife) died.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: Peace
Date: 13 Dec 04 - 03:23 PM

Angelo,

Marsha died from breast cancer as you know. She was a lovely, vivacious gal. The three of us hung out in NYC back in the later 1960s. Good friends. Sean--nee John Gonyea, and who later changed his name to Sean Gagnier (to acknowledge his Irish and French roots)--died in October, fourteen months ago.

I was unable to be there when Marsha or Sean died. I still miss them both. Something about circles and life here, Angelo. Thank you for posting this.


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Subject: RE: Looking for Bruce Murdoch
From: open mike
Date: 13 Dec 04 - 04:01 PM

AH, LIFE GOES ON...I AM GLAD WE CAN FIND EACH OTHER HERE.
WHAT A GREAT NETWORKING TOOL IS THE MUDCAT!


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