The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166509   Message #4004826
Posted By: Jim Carroll
17-Aug-19 - 06:28 AM
Thread Name: Chris Barber retires
Subject: RE: Chris Barber retires
I was an avid Barber fan - saw him every time he guested at The Liverpool Cavern (before he guested there regularly (before it became Beatle-infected)
I saw Lonnie Donegan performing there before he became 'a name') and my only partly successful attempt at playing a musical instrument was when I played Monty Sunshine arrangements of Dixieland tunes at the local youth club in Speke
I confess I thought he had long-retired - wasn't even sure he was still living
Amazing how the music you love can keep your tank filled with petrol - long may it continue to do so for people like Barber