The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #110621   Message #2330052
Posted By: GUEST,Shimrod
30-Apr-08 - 03:40 PM
Thread Name: Bertsongs? (songs of A. L. 'Bert' Lloyd)
Subject: RE: Bertsongs?
"MacColl seems to have rubbed a few people up the wrong way, whereas everyone who met Lloyd seems to have liked him very much. Hence any criticism of the man seems painful, as he was obviously an amiable and helpful chap."

Nothing's ever simple, is it? I had exactly the opposite experiemce. On the occasions that I met MacColl he was always open and friendly, listened to what I had to say and answered my questions. On the other hand I found Lloyd rather aloof and difficult to get into conversation with, and I had one bruising encounter with him in which all I did was politely ask him to sign my copy of 'Folk Song in England'. I only mention this because the quote above now appears to be the 'standard line' on two remarkable men.