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Thread #60621 Message #2968952
Posted By: GUEST,Iain Clayre
19-Aug-10 - 07:06 PM
Thread Name: Query re Alasdair Clayre
Subject: RE: Query re Alasdair Clayre
I'm sorry I didn't stumble over this before. I am his brother. Yes, the writer of Adam and the Beasts and a whole lot of other songs, including the Professor's Holiday and the Backwards looking Grocer was indeed the brilliant professor at All Souls who also wrote songs for Joan Baez, an astonishing book on China. stuff about the BBC and Work and Play and so on and on and on. I named my son Alasdair in his honourable memory, and he hasn't done too badly so far: MPhil in Anthropology, Boxing Blue for Cambridge, knows the interior of Sarawak like the back of his hand, and will take carefully selected people on the adventure of their life into places no real tour company's Insurance would let them go ...
If I can be of any further assistance to anyone interested in his life and work, I now live in Western Canada at e.mail