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Thread #89365 Message #1691041
Posted By: greg stephens
12-Mar-06 - 02:45 AM
Thread Name: MI5 monitored Ewan MacColl
Subject: RE: MI5 monitored Ewan MacColl
GUEST two posts previously: I was waiting for someone to point out, perfectly correctly, that the Great Man did not actually sing with his finger in his ear. But statues in city squares, after all, represent myth rather than reality: and let's face it, Ewan MacColl was the definitive "finger in the ear folkie". The phrase has passed into common usage, so that is how I would wish the monumental statues to be.