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Thread #161494 Message #3841669
Posted By: GUEST
26-Feb-17 - 09:17 AM
Thread Name: Cornucopia of 1960's Brit. Folk
Subject: RE: Cornucopia of 1960's Brit. Folk
Jim - we could / should? debate left wingism v.v. rghtwingism at the BBC some day. But I do take your point that it was the right wingers who sacked Donellen and Parker and likely Michael Mason and consigned their works to obscurity. But whatever, it is a shame that the productions of Donnelan, Parker, Mason, and indeed MacColl are unlikely ever to be aired again, indeed if the Beeb still has their recordings. And it is the short-sighted (disinterested) policies of the Beeb in wiping and discarding so many recordings of our culture that are the causes of this whole convoluted rescue attempt. Take care - CJB.