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Thread #156266 Message #3683509
Posted By: GUEST,Steve Shaw excessively whimsical
08-Dec-14 - 07:19 AM
Thread Name: Dave van Ronk or Dave Van Ronk?
Subject: RE: Dave van Ronk or Dave Van Ronk?
Interesting (vaguely) that Wiki references that use his surname alone are to "Van Ronk". Yet you'd think I was barking if I referred to "van Beethoven!"
Confusing stuff indeed. Carolan or O'Carolan? Karajan or von Karajan? (Though "nazi" will do for him, I reckon). And should it simply be "the Man"? (think about it!)
Sorry. I had a spare minute, that's all...