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Thread #156154 Message #3687504
Posted By: Jim Carroll
21-Dec-14 - 03:40 AM
Thread Name: New book - Legacies of Ewan MacColl
Subject: RE: New book - Legacies of Ewan MacColl
Great series of books with loads of good songs.
There were 20 in the series (Number one was issued twice in different formats) and when Peggy stopped doing them she circulated an unbound 20A of the residue of the songs she had left on file, which included 2 from Malvina Reynolds and one from Ian Campbell I had entirely forgotten about
In 1968, a supplement of the songs for that year's Festival of Fools was issued and had to be withdrawn because one of the the songs (based on the Beatles song Eleanor Rigby) might have infringed copyright, and the club couldn't afford to take on the might of the music industry.
Dave Scott's idiosyncratic art work made them collectors pieces.