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Thread #123157   Message #4197781
Posted By: GUEST
23-Feb-24 - 12:33 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: 'The Singer's Club'
Subject: RE: Folklore: 'The Singer's Club'
Turning now to the King & Queen, there were three music evenings there in late-1962.

"The King & Queen Folk Club" ran on Mondays. Performers mentioned include Steve Benbow, Alex Campbell and Stan Kelly. Pete Fisher was the organiser. In late 1961, Jenny Barton (she of Saturday Night At The Troubadour) reported that, the night she was present, "Alex Campbell was in charge" and there were "five singers, ten audience and a black cat".

Then on Wednesdays, there was "Russell Quay's CITY RAMBLERS Spasm Band", with Hylda Sims and Hennessey among those mentioned.

Finally, every Friday, there was "THE THAMES-SIDE 4 Folk Club". Their opening night had been on 9 January 1962. The four members at that time were Martin Carthy, Marian Gray, Pete Maynard and Redd Sullivan. Marian Gray was handling their bookings and they also had a residency at the Witches Cauldron in Belsize Park at the time.


In my previous post, I should have mentioned that the Ballads & Blues had moved to The Sevendown in Carlisle Street before the end of 1961.