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John Layton - Toronto singer

GUEST,Jim 19 Feb 09 - 01:47 PM
The Villan 19 Feb 09 - 02:01 PM
GUEST,killer69 08 Apr 09 - 11:12 AM
meself 08 Apr 09 - 11:28 AM
C. Ham 08 Apr 09 - 11:48 AM
Beer 08 Apr 09 - 11:53 AM
C. Ham 08 Apr 09 - 11:56 AM
Eve Goldberg 09 Apr 09 - 11:37 AM
Beer 09 Apr 09 - 11:49 AM
balladeer 09 Apr 09 - 03:12 PM
MartinRyan 09 Apr 09 - 04:39 PM
GUEST,Glen Cram 17 Jun 09 - 12:03 AM
Peace 17 Jun 09 - 01:39 AM
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Subject: John Layton - Toronto singer
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 01:47 PM

Many years ago, the early sixties, I played in a duo at a Hootenanny in the basement of Binkley United Church in West Hamilton, Ontario. One of the other performers was John Layton, at the time a student at the Ontario College Of Art in Toronto. He played with another Art student whose first name was Brian. I remembered John, not only because he was good, but because he and I both had Goya M-26 guitars from the late fifties.
I recently saw an album at a party called Femmes Fatales by a singer/songwriter from Toronto named John Layton and wonder if this was the same guy. The John from the Hoot had a father who was a professional wrestler nomed Lord Athol Layton. Does anyone know if this is the same John Layton and how I could get in touch with him. Does he have a website or a myspce page?


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Subject: RE: John Layton - Toronto singer
From: The Villan
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 02:01 PM

Well I remember this guy called John Leyton from the uk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e4JXwd7XMo

I don't suppose it was him.


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Subject: RE: John Layton - Toronto singer
From: GUEST,killer69
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 11:12 AM

When I first moved to Toronto and Lived in the Beeches, I met John Layton, who's father was Athol Layton, his brother Chris, and lovely mother. I knew them all socially for about 5 years till I was transferred.

John was married to Donna, they had a daughter, Mitsy. John got very heavily involved into Scientology, and music so (they do attract the entertainers)....I think he is the same person.

I have heard nothing of him over the decades...but he was about 6'3" and had a body of death.

I remember him as a young life guard at the Toronto Beaches...with Tourists jostling to get a shot of John in his Spedos.

Would kill for one shot of that!


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Subject: RE: John Layton - Toronto singer
From: meself
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 11:28 AM

A bit of a thread drift - but "Lord Layton" was a big part of my childhood, as host of "Big Time Wrestling", out of Windsor - or perhaps Detroit. He presented himself as a very suave Brit, frequently taking restrained umbrage at the villainous antics of The Sheik and others of that ilk. You always felt secure that the mayhem wouldn't get TOO out of hand with Lord Layton in charge.


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Subject: RE: John Layton - Toronto singer
From: C. Ham
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 11:48 AM

I can't say that I've ever heard of John Layton, but there is a Toronto singer-songwriter named Max Layton who is the son of legendary Canadian poet Irving Layton.


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Subject: RE: John Layton - Toronto singer
From: Beer
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 11:53 AM

Guest Jim.
I think you should hop on board the Toronto Folk History thread.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: John Layton - Toronto singer
From: C. Ham
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 11:56 AM

There is also an amateur singer-guitarist from Toronto named Jack Layton who used to be my city councillor. Now he's an MP and leader of the NDP. His father was a Conservative cabinet minister under Brian Mulroney.


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Subject: RE: John Layton - Toronto singer
From: Eve Goldberg
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 11:37 AM

How do we combine this with the Toronto Folk History thread? Seems like it should be in there...


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Subject: RE: John Layton - Toronto singer
From: Beer
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 11:49 AM

Guest Jim should just get on the Toronto thread and ask the same questions that he is asking here. Jim, why not just copy and paste in the Toronto thread what you are saying here? That should work.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: John Layton - Toronto singer
From: balladeer
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 03:12 PM

Can this whole thread be cut and pasted to the other? Joe?


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Subject: RE: John Layton - Toronto singer
From: MartinRyan
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 04:39 PM

Here's a link to the other Toronto thread for the moment:

Click here

Regards


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Subject: RE: John Layton - Toronto singer
From: GUEST,Glen Cram
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 12:03 AM

See

http://toronto.coffeehouse.ca/coffeehouse/arts/mothership/artists/artist.asp?artistID=290&CityID=7


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Subject: RE: John Layton - Toronto singer
From: Peace
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 01:39 AM

http://johnlayton.coffeehouse.ca/


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Subject: RE: John Layton - Toronto singer
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Sep 14 - 08:23 PM

He is one and the same.


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