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Thread #156697   Message #3693591
Posted By: Vic Smith
13-Mar-15 - 09:21 AM
Thread Name: Jeannie Robertson 40 years ago
Subject: Jeannie Robertson 40 years ago
Sam Lee reminds me that it is 40 years ago today that the great Jeannie Robertson died (21st October 1908 - 13th March 1975)
I remember her distraught daughter Lizzie on the phone to us to give us the news the day she died. Difficult to believe that it was 40 years ago. I remember vividly our visits (pilgrimages?) to the council flat in Aberdeen of this remarkable woman and treasure the time spent in her company.

The most comprehensive account of her life (though it has its critics) is Jeannie Robertson - Emergent Singer, Transformative Voice by James Porter and Herschel Gower (Tuckwell Press, East Linton) ISBN 1 898410 84 4