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Any info. about Jack & Margaret King?

seligmanson 08 Oct 09 - 08:18 PM
John MacKenzie 09 Oct 09 - 05:08 AM
maeve 09 Oct 09 - 08:31 AM
seligmanson 09 Oct 09 - 04:41 PM
maeve 09 Oct 09 - 04:44 PM
John MacKenzie 09 Oct 09 - 05:45 PM
GUEST,John S Churchill 16 Nov 22 - 11:05 AM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 16 Nov 22 - 12:00 PM
John MacKenzie 16 Nov 22 - 03:35 PM
GUEST,jugmws 18 Nov 22 - 03:18 PM
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Subject: Any info. about Jack & Margaret King?
From: seligmanson
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 08:18 PM

Can any-one give me any news of Jack and Margaret King? They ran what is in my opinion one of the greatest clubs of the 1960s: the Cellar Club at Cecil Sharp House. Jack was certainly the finest MC I ever knew: warm, welcoming, with a wonderful sense of humour and equally respectful of every-one who performed there, guests, residents and floor-singers alike. I have missed him over the years, as I have missed Margaret's gentle and kindly personality. The atmosphere they generated, and the quality of the music-making which resulted, was uniquely pleasurable, as witnessed by the capacity audience that filled it every Saturday when even the strangely-positioned fire-escape stairs had to serve as seating. The Cellar Club was and remains the yardstick I personally measure all other clubs against. So if any-one can tell me anything about Jack and Margaret, I'd be eternally grateful.


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Subject: RE: Any info. about Jack & Margaret King?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 05:08 AM

I too remember the Cellar Club and Jack and Margaret with affection. I booked them once in the late 60s when I ran a folk club in Kew. Jack did te gig on his own, as Margaret was unwell at the time, but have had no contact since.
All I have is the address they were at, at that time. I'd also like to know what has happened in the interim.

JM


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Subject: RE: Any info. about Jack & Margaret King?
From: maeve
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 08:31 AM

Might this be the Jack King you knew? Tithe Barn in Cumbria


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Subject: RE: Any info. about Jack & Margaret King?
From: seligmanson
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 04:41 PM

Thank you, Maeve. I'll check that out.


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Subject: RE: Any info. about Jack & Margaret King?
From: maeve
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 04:44 PM

You're most welcome. Hope it proves fruitful.


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Subject: RE: Any info. about Jack & Margaret King?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 05:45 PM

Last address I have is Finchley, London N3. PM if you want the full address.

JM


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Subject: RE: Any info. about Jack & Margaret King?
From: GUEST,John S Churchill
Date: 16 Nov 22 - 11:05 AM

I have a tape recording (somewhere) of this couple at a Bath Folk Club run by Chas B Upton. They were entertaining! One song I remember had a bit about a Quaker getting his oats. This was back mid 60s!


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Subject: RE: Any info. about Jack & Margaret King?
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 16 Nov 22 - 12:00 PM

The Tithe Barn was I think run by Jack & Kath King, who originated from Durham- they also ran the Cockermouth folk club & lived in the town - haven't seen them for 15 years


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Subject: RE: Any info. about Jack & Margaret King?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 16 Nov 22 - 03:35 PM

Jack and Margaret ran the Cellar Club at C# House back in the 60's, I believe they moved to Suffolk. Jack has posted on here as a guest but that was some years back,


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Subject: RE: Any info. about Jack & Margaret King?
From: GUEST,jugmws
Date: 18 Nov 22 - 03:18 PM

I know Betty Carman who knew them well & booked them up here in Rotherham in the early 60's; she became great friends with them & was given permission to record the event on a reel to reel. I have cleaned up & transferred the recordings onto CDs for her. She then sent copies to Jack & Margaret; they were not doing recordings at Cecil Sharpe House at that time had never heard themselves before. They were delighted. I was told Jack and Margaret lived and worked at a bank in London for a number of years before moving to Hadleigh, Suffolk. Betty says she lost touch with Jack after Margaret died.    m


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