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Thread #126067 Message #2797205
Posted By: NormanD
27-Dec-09 - 09:04 AM
Thread Name: Dave Van Ronk's Memoirs
Subject: RE: Dave Van Ronk's Memoirs
I've read the book, and really enjoyed it. I met Elijah Wald a couple of months back in London, at a launch of his latest book, and heard a few more stories about Dave Van Ronk. It was put together after his death, and so was incomplete - a great pity as you want the memoir to take you through the 70s and onwards.
I love the bit about how Peter Paul & Mary might just have been Dave, Paul and Mary (or Peter, Dave and Mary). So glad it wasn't.
Dave Van Ronk was very much on the far left, and his sectarian rows with other politicos are a fascinating part of the book. A great musician and a good man.
But, in answer to your query, I've no accounts to add, never having been to The Vilage, the only Greenwich I know being the one a couple of miles away from where I live in SE London.