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Posted By: GUEST,AlasdairB
25-Mar-11 - 12:56 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's Axe- fact or urban legend?
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger's Axe- fact or urban legend?
And I was with him when he bought the axe he used at the Albert hall. He was staying at our house in Glasgow for a week before doing a concert there. i was 14 years old and had the job of guiding him as he visited the sites in Glsgowgow and the West Of Scotland (my parents ahd day jobs. One day he said he needed to buy an axe. I assume he meant the hatchet we chopped wood for lighting coal fires. - every house in Glasgow had one. I couldn't believe it when he came out with a huge bloody great axe with a four foot long handle.I still remember the look of horror on the face of the caretaker of the venerated St Andrews Halls when he realised that Pete was going to chop the log right there on the stage where Gigli and Nellie Melba had sung. But he did and very expertly too, never touched the stage once. Brought the house down.