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Thread #59095   Message #939638
Posted By: GUEST,Q
24-Apr-03 - 09:06 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Owl and the Pussycat (Edward Lear)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Owl and pussycat
Elton Hayes died in 1981. His obituary was posted by Roger the Skiffler, 16 Nov. 01, thread 41201. In the same thread, McGrath of Harlow said "I can't read the 'Owl and the Pussycat' without hearing his voice. He specialized in folk songs, but his BBC programs, "The Childrens Hour," and "Songs for a Small Guitar," brought him the most fame.
One biography says he was the first popular singing artiste to feature the guitar as an accompanying instrument in England. He also had parts in films.
Obit at 41201: Elton Hayes
Also see Elton Hayes

Hayes singing the "Owl and the Pussycat" may be heard on the cd (2002 release by EMI) "Hello Children Everywhere," available from Amazon UK. It is unfortunate so much of his childrens material is not available.