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GUEST,folkiedave Ewan MacColl and Stalin (65* d) RE: Ewan MacColl and Stalin 28 Sep 02

Further to the story of Peggy and Ewan first meeting. In her "Desert Island Discs" programme Peggy talked as she does above about coming from Denmark. What she doesn't say above - which she did on the programme - was that the meeting was in the Newlove/MacColl home and that Jean Newlove was a model. When Peggy turned up Jean Newlove threw her in the bath tidied her up, dressed her in Balenciaga and put her hair up. She then went into the room and sat on a stool and played. And the was "The First Time Ever.....etc.

Two further questions to add to the discussion and keep (what to me is) a fascinating thread going.

It was always a mystery where MacColl was during the war.......suggestions I have heard included desertion and Moscow.

Also it was a story circulating for a long time that the name change came about when Miller/MacColl re-met Joan after the war and the first thing he said to her was "Call me Ewan" - the suggestion in that story again linking to his desertion.

Can anyone shed any light on these?

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