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Thread #111946 Message #2374656
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
26-Jun-08 - 06:53 AM
Thread Name: Almost forgotten 70s Folk Artists
Subject: RE: Almost forgotten 70s Folk Artists
Nick Fenwick's band , I think, were Mad Jocks and englishmen. Nick was a very funny man. Rather quiet and circumspect offstage, as I remember.
My favourite from that period was Brownsville Banned. The greatest live act.....There was a sort of Bolton mafia - bob Williamson, Bernard the Knocking Nelly bloke whose name has slipped into my personal abyss, and brownsville. they were photographed together on Bob's first album. Bob's album was of course on the Sweet Folk and country label run by Joe Stead. their label mates were Downes and Beer and Dave Turner. Dave was more alternative than anybody I ever met.
Nina of Hand on Heart had a decent band at the time called Blackthorn. I saw Brownsville at Nina's club a few times.
there were a lot of great acts: Roger Brooks, The Maccalmans, Ian Campbell's final group with Aiden Foord, etc
so it goes, as Kurt Vonnegut said!