The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20801 Message #3079727
Posted By: GUEST,roderick warner
21-Jan-11 - 07:32 PM
Thread Name: Remember Les Cousins, in London's Soho?
Subject: RE: Remember Les Cousin's, in London's Soho?
Yes, Babs did the fire-eating. I haven't heard anything about Frank in years - there was a rumour that he had gone back up north to Manchester but I don't know. Les is living in Scandinavia somewhere - will try and find out for you. Don Partridge told me some months ago that Les had not been well but was still knocking about. Do you still play? I remember some mighty fine guitar picking. Babs and I actually got together via Judith Piepe - we stayed at her place in the East End for a while before we got our own place. We moved out to Shepherds Bush later and Frank Brown crashed there a lot but I left London in the seventies for France and Ireland so lost contact. He never showed up on the European circuits. Don Partridge (up to his recent sad death), his old mate Pat Keane and myself have been writing a book about the busking years and Frank is mentioned a bit in it, especially at the Buskers Concert at the Albert Hall where he and I spent most of the first half sitting high up and smoking his favourite substance. A crazy night...