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Thread #73430   Message #1377283
Posted By: GUEST,Brucie
12-Jan-05 - 04:09 AM
Thread Name: Whatever happened to Raun MacKinnon?
Subject: RE: Whatever happened to Raun MacKinnon?
Found this on the www at a site. The post seems to be by her.

    3:26:17 AM
Remote User:


I have just come across this site and would like to add my comments to the page. I was both an enthusiastic customer of the Second Fret and later, as one of Manny's managed acts, I performed there several times under my maiden name, Raun MacKinnon. I'm very sorry to read that Manny has passed away.

Does anyone remember Don Paulin and Audrey Bookspan and know what happened to them? I used to come down to the city as a teenager to hear them, and Carolyn Hester (whom I now see out here in California once in a while, usually at our annual Christmas party), and I remember meeting Oscar Brand at the Fret, as well as the New Lost City Ramblers, Bonnie Dobson, Judy Roderick -- there were just tons of wonderful acts whom I admired very much. I remember the first time I played the Fret professionally I opened for a group called The Catch Club -- I've wondered for a long time what happened to those guys as well!

I'm very sorry, but I have no tapes or photographs from when I performed at the Fret or I would be happy to forward them.

Thank you very much for posting this site -- it is a pleasure to read the comments and memories.

Best regards, Raun (MacKinnon) Burnham Los Angeles, California