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Thread #142469 Message #3287898
Posted By: Jim Carroll
10-Jan-12 - 04:06 AM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Guest scratch -
1 MacColl devoted a night a week for over six years to work with young singers - name one one other professional singer who did that!
2 He was married to an American, brother in law to Mike and Pete Seeger, son-in-law to Charles Seeger, performed regularly with Americans like Tom Paley, Jack Warshaw and Buff Rosenthall and a close friend of Alan Lomax who flew across from the States especially to take part in the symposium held on his 70th birthday.
3 He devoted too much of his working life to anti-racist causes to have been one himself
4 He had no reason to be jealous - he wasn't in the same field of work as Dylan - who pissed of to become a pop star anyway as soon as he'd milked the protest song market dry.
Don't suppose you've any examples of MacColl's dislike of Dylan either - won't hold my breath.