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Thread #125667 Message #2785866
Posted By: MGM·Lion
10-Dec-09 - 10:38 PM
Thread Name: great crabby artists
Subject: RE: great crabby artists
Who used to call Peter Bellamy 'the surly Yorkshireman', Dick? & why? He only lived in Yorkshire the last 4 or 5 years of his life; he was Norfolk thru & thru. & he wasn't so much surly as occasionally given to a sort of 'flyting' with audience which some would take amiss. A typical sort of thing he would say: I once told him I had left him my instruments in my will. "Hurry up and die them,' was his response, 'you have got a D-major concertina haven't you?' I knew him & didn't take it amiss - but some might have done. Instead I lent it to him on long loan to take to gigs & make records and it was on his coffin at his funeral. I have it back now BTW.