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Thread #79933   Message #1456413
Posted By: GUEST,Bob Coltman
09-Apr-05 - 02:58 PM
Thread Name: Wanted: Memories of Paul Clayton
Subject: RE: Wanted: Memories of Paul Clayton
In addition to the appeal above, I'd like to ask assistance from those who have Paul Clayton LPs...I have none in my collection.

As a way of getting inside Paul's mind and evaluating his scholarship and sources, it would help enormously to see Paul's LP notes. Would you be willing to scan and transmit the notes? Or failing that, send xeroxes?

Either way, you can communicate with me via this thread or at

Needless to say, I'm still looking for any and all stories about Paul Clayton: did you see him in concert, at a club, at a festival?

Specific info that would be very helpful:

His parents' (the Worthingtons') first names and occupations.

Any siblings?

Did he try to have girlfriends before becoming reconciled to his gayness?

How obvious was his gayness? How much overt behavior day to day? Usually suppressed?

Did he have many gay relationships? Few?

Memories (as noted above) of his live performances? Radio and TV appearances? Interviews?

How did he connect with the Helen Flanders ballad collection at Middlebury? With the BBC and Library of Congress archivs?

Who was Marybird McAllister who was a visitor and singer at his cabin near Charlottesville?

Those are just a few of the mysteries I have no answers for as yet.

Thanks!!! and good hunting...   Bob