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Folk Singers who Have Died

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Little Robyn 17 Oct 10 - 03:04 AM
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Dave Hanson 17 Oct 10 - 03:43 AM
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Fran 17 Oct 10 - 04:54 AM
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MGM∑Lion 17 Oct 10 - 04:57 AM
Silas 17 Oct 10 - 05:14 AM
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Andy Jackson 17 Oct 10 - 07:20 AM
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Subject: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Guest - Lindy
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 02:10 AM

I'm trying to come up with a list of well known or fairly well known folk singers that I can think of who have passed away. For the purpose of this thread I am only looking for artists who were primarily involved with folk or considered a folk singer although they may have played other music during their career.

1). Sandy Denny
2). Tim Hart
3). Jim Croce
4). Kate Wolf
5). Mary Travers (of Peter, Paul & Mary)
6). Stan Rogers
7). Mimi Farina-Baez (Joan Baez's younger sister)
8). John Denver
9). Dan Fogelberg
10).Odetta
11).Kate McGarrigle
12).Eva Cassidy
13).John Martyn
14).John Stewart
15).Harry Chapin

These are 15 names that came to mind right away but I know there are more folkies that have left us.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: open mike
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 02:25 AM

yes, many, many...just search here for OBIT and you will find some...
far too many, actually...but the heavenly choir has lots of members...
Utah Phillips, Mike Seeger, John Hartford, Jim Ringer,


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: beeliner
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 02:32 AM

Townes vanZandt.

Dave Guard and Nick Reynolds.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 02:39 AM

Sandy Paton
Rick Fielding


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: open mike
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 02:51 AM

Barry Finn


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Adam Smith
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 02:57 AM

Barry White
Freddie Mercury
Elizabeth Cronin
Woody Guthrie


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Little Robyn
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 03:04 AM

You missed Mimi Baez's husband - Richard Farina.
This year, people I have counted as friends:
Alistair Hulett - Scotland
Theresa Tooley - England
Joan Prior - Wellington NZ
Jim Delahunty - Wellington NZ

All folkies, all sadly missed.
Robyn in NZ


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Erich
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 03:13 AM

Yes, and Derroll Adams
Alex Campbell
Luke Kelly
Ronnie Drew
Isaac Guillory
Gerry Lockran
Roy Williamson
Lal Waterson
Clancy Brothers
Tommy Makem

and and and ...

What a great session they might have up there


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 03:43 AM

Lest we forget, Elmer P Bleaty.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 04:30 AM

So, Freddie Mercury was a folk singer, was he? Yes, of course he was - just like Joan Sutherland who died the other day ...


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Fran
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 04:54 AM

Fred Wedlock
Joe Scurfield


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 04:57 AM

Keith Marsden.
Next year will be the 20th Aniversary of his death and still sadly missed


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: MGM∑Lion
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 04:57 AM

Ewan MacColl, Bert Lloyd, Burl Ives...


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Silas
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 05:14 AM

Vic Baker, Tony Rose, Johnny Collins, Tony Capstick, Fred Jordan, Ewan McColl.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Silas
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 05:14 AM

Lal Waterson


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: kendall
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 05:17 AM

Leadbelly
John Jacob Niles
Carl Sandburg
Margaret MacArthur


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: scouse
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 05:18 AM

Not forgetting....
Iain MacIntosh
the great Hamish Imlach.

As Aye,

Phil


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: kendall
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 05:18 AM

Malvina Reynolds


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Silas
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 05:20 AM

Hamsh Henderson


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Adam Smith
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 05:20 AM

Pete Seegar
Johnny Cash
Norman Wisdom
Seamus Ennis
Shep
Robert Maxwell
Marcus Garvey
John Strachan


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Amos
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 05:26 AM

How far back do we want to seek, here?


A


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Silas
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 05:33 AM

Peter Sellars, Kenneth Williams


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: MGM∑Lion
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 05:41 AM

What is Mr Smith doing killing off Pete Seeger [note spelling], please?

Amos's question is of course a most pertinent one. Dealing only with people I have met, let's take as an example Harry Cox. If he wasn't dead, he would be 125 years old. Peter Bellamy, on the other hand, would only be 66, Sandy Denny 63, &c. But Alex Campbell 85. So where did OP envisage the parameters being set?

Has Isla Cameron been mentioned? Or Dominic Behan?

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: TheSnail
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 05:47 AM

One or two of these already mentioned.

John England
Walter Pardon
Harry Cox
Sam Larner
Paddy Tunney
James 'Brasser' Copper
Jim Copper
Bob Copper
Run Copper
Cyril Poacher
Phoebe Smith
Bob Hart
Oscar Woods
Harry Cox
Bob Roberts
George Spicer
Ron Spicer
Scan Tester
George Gelton
Cyril Phillips
Rabbidy Baxter
Harry Upton
George Maynard
Mary Ann Haynes
Louie Fuller
Queen Caroline Hughes
Jumbo Brightwell
Phil Tanner
Belle Stewart
Lizzie Higgins
Jeannie Robertson


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Adam Smith
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 05:59 AM

Pete Seeger (note spelling) is still alive, but my mate Pete Seegar died a few years ago. We had a big funeral, at which Mary Mcalpine sang 'My Love Is Like A Red Red Nose'.

It was profoundly moving.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 06:01 AM

Royston Wood
Jon Rennard


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Adam Smith
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 06:26 AM

Hugh Jarse
Doc Watson
Mike Hunt
Libba Cotton


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: MGM∑Lion
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 06:34 AM

No, I haven't. Sorry. Don't know where above blankety-blank space came from...


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 06:37 AM

Ciaran Bourke {The Dubliners}
Bob Lynch
Adrienne Johnston
Roy Williamson {The Corries}
Kathleen Largey {The Flying Cloumn}
Eamonn Largey {The Flying Cloumn}
Derek McCormack {Barleycorn}


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Warwick Slade
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 06:43 AM

Steve Benbow
Colin Scot
Jimmy McKinley


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: MGM∑Lion
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 06:49 AM

Robin Hall


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 07:05 AM

Some more sad losses:
Derek Moffat (of the McCalmans, just now calling it a day)
Tony Cuffe (Jock Tamson's Bairns)
Davy Steele (quite a few Scottish bands)
Liz Cruickshank, Edinburgh
Anselm Noffke (of Germany's Liederjan, who are celebrating 35 years on 24 October, with one founder member still with them)


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: MGM∑Lion
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 07:05 AM

Has Cyril Tawney been listed yet?

~M~


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 07:16 AM

Stan Hugill


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 07:20 AM

There are so many friends we have all lost over the years, some "famous" some just part of our lives.

Siwsann George

Vicki Williams

Brian Ingham

We are all richer for having known them.

Andy


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Roger F.
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 07:32 AM


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Roger F.
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 07:33 AM


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Roger F.
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 07:35 AM

Roger Nicholson (dulcimer player & guitarist)

apologise for the previous blanks, but each time I went to type something in the thread closed!


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 07:36 AM

Guest Adam Smith listed 'Shep'. To whom do you refer?


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 07:44 AM

David


{Well it is a stupid thread!}


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Adam Smith
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 07:50 AM

Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 07:36 AM

Guest Adam Smith listed 'Shep'. To whom do you refer?
------------------------------------------------------




I refer to Shep, of course.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: MGM∑Lion
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 07:51 AM

Will Kemp, Shax's clown who did the 9∑days∑wonder dance from London to Norwich in 1600. Mrs Knipp, the actress whom Pepys recorded in his Diary having heard singing Barbara Allen on 2 Jan 1666 ......

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: alanabit
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 08:43 AM

I will soon think of many more, but Johnny Collins and Don Partridge come to mind immediately. To me, both were the heart and soul of folk music in very different ways. I am sure Tony Rose must have been mentioned by someone, although I missed it. Bill Price also comes to mind.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 11:28 AM

Mickey Newbury
Tom Paley


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 11:39 AM

umm, what is the point of this thread? (genuinely want to know!)


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 11:41 AM

...which of course raises another question... do threads need a point? :)


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Erich
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 11:44 AM

OK, so Tony Rose and Bill Price are there already
more:
Tony Capstick
Martin Winsor
Redd Sullivan
Dominic Behan
Phil Ochs


I guess my vinyl collection is a great cemetery...


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Elwyn Maxon
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 11:47 AM

Cisco Huston
Grant Rogers
Millard Lampell
Bob Gibson
Hamilton Camp


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 11:49 AM

"do threads need a point?"

Only if you don't have a needle.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: The Sandman
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 11:50 AM

tom paley is still alive.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 11:52 AM

Dave Carter


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Doc John
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 12:03 PM

Hedy West


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Doc John
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 12:07 PM

Doc Watson is still alive (unless you mean another Doc Watson)
Lonnie Donegan
Johnny Duncan
All classic blues singers


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,allan.s
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 12:08 PM

Tom Paley is alive


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 12:13 PM

Erik Darling
Lee Hays
Josh White
Lou Gottlieb


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: wysiwyg
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 12:17 PM

MERLE Watson.

Steve Goodman?

~S~


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 12:35 PM

Cynthia Gooding
Susan Reed


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Doc John
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 12:50 PM

Haywire Mac, Orville Jenks and all of those who recorded for the Library of Congress, probably


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 01:00 PM

Gilbert (Cisco) Houston
David Blue
Nick Drake
Richard Farina


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Deckman
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 01:54 PM

Burl Ives
David Spence
Terry Wadsworth
Walt Robertson
John Dwyer


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Doc John
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 02:00 PM

Rory and Alex MacEwan


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Amos
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 02:00 PM

Old Blind____ (fill in the blank with your choice), the blues player.

Hardtack Bob, Focslehead Fred, Billy Buntline and ten thousand other chanters of sea chanties.

Plowmen without number, tinkers and soldiers and spirited maids from a hundred races. All greatly missed, too.



A


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Nancy King
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 02:02 PM

Helen Schneyer
Jonathan Eberhart
Craig Johnson
Mike Seeger


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Don Firth
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 02:24 PM

One of the Biggies in the Pacific Northwest, who died almost exactly two years ago. Stan James.

CLICKY.

Scroll down. Great pictures of Stan in action, most taken by Sally Ashford. One photo is a street scene (a bit fuzzy), including Walt Robertson and Merritt Herring, both of whom are no longer with us.

Further down is a photo taken of the "grand finale" of the Seattle Coffeehouse Reunion ("Geezer's Concert") at the 2003 Northwest Folklife Festival.

Not everyone who sang in the coffeehouses during the late 50s and through the 60s were there. Some live in other parts of the country, and some have passed on.

There are some great song fests going on Somewhere. . . .

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 02:35 PM

But what if the pointlessness needles?


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Little Robyn
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 02:37 PM

Charlie Bate from Padstow
Travis Edmundson
Willie Scott
Frank Winter


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 02:58 PM

In advance...sorry if I duplicate.

Bud Dashiell
Nick Reynolds
Dave Guard
Alan Mills
Sam Hinton
Lee Hayes
Erik Darling
Martha Schlamme
Paul Robeson
Hoyt Axton
Ed McCurdy


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 03:00 PM

Frank Harte
Gerry MacMahon


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: kendall
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 04:46 PM

Ronnie Gilbert of the Weavers
Terry Gillikson
John Murphy of Hal n Tow


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,jerryclark
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 04:48 PM

Did I miss something, or -- incredibly -- has Dave Van Ronk, one of the revival's towering figures, not been mentioned? What about Paul Clayton? The Clancy Brothers? Bill Monroe? Lester Flatt? These aren't exactly obscure people.

Meantime, living performers get listed, along with some musicians who can't be called folk by any definition. Weird.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 05:04 PM

Rod Shearman


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 05:07 PM

On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness

The tusks which clashed in mighty brawls
Of mastodons, are billiard balls.

The sword of Charlemagne the Just
Is Ferric Oxide, known as rust.

The grizzly bear, whose potent hug,
Was feared by all, is now a rug.

Great Caesar's bust is on the shelf,
And I don't feel so well myself.
-- Arthur Guiterman


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 05:11 PM

Ronnie Gilbert of the Weavers is alive.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 05:55 PM

Mike Seeger
Hamish Henderson
John Herald
Bert Lloyd
Josh White
Sonny Terry


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 07:33 PM

Allan s. Thanks for correcting me re. Tom Paley. I had heard many years ago that he had died, but never followed it up--it's great to know he's still alive and performing.

One very obscure deceased folk singer who was an incredible guitarist, songwriter, singer, and entertainer was a fellow named John Antle, who used to play around the Edmonton Folk Club in the early 1970's, and then around Toronto. He also apparently played in folk clubs in San Francisco. Is anybody familiar with him?


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Slag
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 08:28 PM

Excellent Dick Greenhaus!


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: kendall
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 08:40 PM

I thought Ronnie Gilbert had died.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Jeri
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 08:51 PM

Ronnie Gilbert's website


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 11:05 PM

Harry Chapin

Sandy Paton


And (known in the Pacific Northwest, at least):
Jinx Davis
Bob Kotta (of "Howlin' Gael")


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,David E.
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 11:10 PM

I hope that Jackson C. Frank hasn't been forgotten.

David E.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Deckman
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 11:43 PM

I'm pleased to see that I am NOT on this list ... yet! But if I continue to start threads about the evils of singing in churches ... it's just a matter of time! bob


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Martha Burns
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 01:17 AM

Doc Watson is also still alive. Merle, Doc's son, died in 1985. But Doc is still with us.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 01:42 AM

June Carter Cash (and pretty much all the other Carter Family - many of whom would be REALLY old if they were still alive).


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 01:42 AM

If we need to add you to this list, Bob, we'll let you know.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: open mike
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 03:20 AM

Don Walser--texas yodeller
Walkin' Jim Stoltz

there was a musician who went down on a Jet Blue plane in Florida
everglades....his name was close to(sounded similar to), but not John Hiatt...he had just played at strawberry music fest...can't remember his name.

did anyone say Odetta?


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: SqueezeMe
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 03:25 AM

One of my favourites, Vera Johnson (Canada)

And from Australia, amongst others,

Dave Alexander
Declan Affley
Gordon McIntyre
Jacko Kevans
Rowan Webb

RIP. All very much missed....


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: greg stephens
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 04:38 AM

I doibt if there all that many inhabitants in the world who dont sing folksongs at one time or another. So to be on the safe I would like to add to the list
Everyone who is no longer alive.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: kendall
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 06:58 AM

If Bluegrass is folk, Don Stover


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: MG John
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 11:55 AM

Bob Spray, (from the Brigg Folk Club days in Leeds at the Adelphi Hotel.)


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,O. Bit
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 12:26 PM

Poor Howard (is dead and gone)
Old Man Mose (he kicked the bucket)


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: open mike
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 12:27 PM

Walter Hiatt is the fellow who died in the plane wreck//
we could have another list of jsut musicians who hav died on planes


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 01:43 PM

Jerry Garcia

Cass Elliott (sp?)

John and Michelle Phillips

Jim Croce


(Yeah, I know they moved on to other genres and/or are kind of hard to classify, but they all were folkies at some point or some of their music fits the "folk" category.)


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 03:29 PM

Michelle Phillips is still alive - the only one from the Mamas and the Papas who has that distinction.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: acegardener
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 03:51 PM

Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,David E. - PM
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 11:10 PM

I hope that Jackson C. Frank hasn't been forgotten.

David E.

He never will be by me, one of my earliest introductions to transatlantic folk. What a sad life he lived.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Adam Smith
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 04:10 PM

Ted Hawkins


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 04:19 PM

You're right, Jay. I didn't mean to include Mama Michelle.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: mrmoe
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 04:24 PM

thanx for bringing Doc Watson back to life - but don't forget:

Tim Hardin
Tim Buckley
David Blue


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: I don't know
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 05:30 PM

Brenda Wootton
John Wright
Sylvia Kelly


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 05:30 PM

It would be nice to have a searchable database of deceased Folkies, with a short biography, link to a photo, discography, etc. However I suppose that would mean a considerable outlay on someone's part.

Someday....


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Adam Smith
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 05:37 PM

It'd be good to have a list of dead folkies that was woefully inaccurate and full of people who have nothing to do with folk music, some of whom are still alive, I think.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 05:53 PM

As in "Nodrog's woofing waltz"?


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: open mike
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 07:05 PM

Art Stamper - fiddler
Alan Lomax - performer and collector
Tom Glazer
Malcolm Douglas
Long John Baldry
Ewann MacColl
Irwin Silber
Bob't Byrd////senator and fiddler


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 08:00 PM

Getting sillier....only interesting parts are 'those stil alive, actually'.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: babypix
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 10:32 PM

Lest we not forget:

Fred Holstein
Utah Phillips
Odetta
Gene Raskin
Raphael Boguslav


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Marie
Date: 19 Oct 10 - 12:18 AM

Artie Traum
Joe Heaney

Does anybody know if Obray Ramsey is still living?


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: I don't know
Date: 19 Oct 10 - 03:52 AM

Vikki Williams
Fred Jordan


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Walsy Jones
Date: 19 Oct 10 - 04:27 AM

Johnny Cash
John Denver
John Stewart
Harry Chapin
Bob Gibson
Hamilton Camp
Shel Silverstein
Mary Travers


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: I don't know
Date: 19 Oct 10 - 08:52 AM

Alex Atterson


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 19 Oct 10 - 07:39 PM

I forgot to mention Bob Blue.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 19 Oct 10 - 07:40 PM

And our listings are getting repetitive too.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 19 Oct 10 - 07:57 PM

Paddie Bell
Bob Bertram
Lesley Hale
Jim Reid
Lionel McLelland


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Liane
Date: 29 Oct 10 - 09:57 AM

Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Adam Smith
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 06:26 AM

Hugh Jarse
Doc Watson
Mike Hunt
Libba Cotton

- - - - - - - - - -
Actually, Doc Watson is still alive, though his son and fellow musician Merle Watson died tragically in a farming accident in the mid-1980s.

To this necrology I would add Paul Clayton (d. 1967), and Hoyt Axton (d. 1999).


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Liane
Date: 29 Oct 10 - 10:11 AM

D'oh! Sorry, everyone, I've added to the repetitiveness of this thread by overlooking the mentions of Doc and Merle Watson, Paul Clayton, and Hoyt Axton in my first read-through.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: sciencegeek
Date: 29 Oct 10 - 12:35 PM

Mike & I dread the tought of arriving for another Mystic Sea Music Festival & find it "dedicated" to another friend. Stan Hugill in '92. Dave Parry a few years later.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,susanc
Date: 29 Oct 10 - 01:29 PM

Roy Williamson (Corries)


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: MGM∑Lion
Date: 29 Oct 10 - 10:55 PM

V distressed to discover from another, just refreshed, thread that an old acquaintance, Adrienne Johnston, has been dead for nearly 30 years, possibly as a consequence of domestic violence. I didn't know her well, only distantly as a critic gets to know a performer generally; but I am oddly sad to find that someone I knew at all has been dead for all this time without my knowing. It is an odd, upsetting feeling, as I am sure will be understood.

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Dave Topping
Date: 30 Oct 10 - 07:59 AM

John Hartford

The Banjo/Fiddler who gave us all those wonderfull river boat songs


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,JB
Date: 30 Oct 10 - 06:51 PM

Can't believe no-one seems to have mentioned the great Peter Bellamy yet (unless i missed it) - also Harry Boardman & Buz Collins spring to mind.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: MGM∑Lion
Date: 31 Oct 10 - 02:21 AM

Yes, there have been refs to Peter Bellamy, some using some of his parody anagrammatic nicknames. I mentioned him among others in a post of 17 Oct, for example.

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,JB
Date: 31 Oct 10 - 03:53 AM

Oops! So you did M. Apologies - my mistake!


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Adam Smith
Date: 31 Oct 10 - 03:59 AM

Brian Jones
Mark Bolan
John Peel


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,john f weldon
Date: 31 Oct 10 - 08:54 AM

???
Didn't see these two on a quick scan down.

Stan Rogers
Kate McGarrigle (check out the post-mortem collection "Oddities" on iTunes)


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 31 Oct 10 - 09:26 AM

From my Southampyon days

Rick Keeling
Roger Carmen


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 31 Oct 10 - 09:50 AM

Well that's one way to fill a Sunday morning!!
Here is a complete list in Alphabetical order of all names so far.

Adrienne Johnston
Alan Lomax
Alan Mills
Alex Atterson
Alex MacEwan
Art Stamper
Artie Traum
Belle Stewart
Bert Lloyd
Bill Monroe?
Bill Price
Billy Buntline
Bob Bertram
Bob Blue.
Bob Gibson
Bob Kotta
Bob Lynch
Bob Spray,
Bob't Byrd
Brenda Wootton
Brian Ingham
Brian Jones
Bud Dashiell
Burl Ives
Buz Collins
Cass Elliott
Charlie Bate
Ciaran Bourke
Cisco Huston
Clancy Brothers?
Colin Scot
Craig Johnson
Cynthia Gooding
Dave Carter
Dave Guard
Dave Van Ronk
David Blue
David Spence
Declan Affley
Derek McCormack
Doc Watson
Dominic Behan
Don Partridge
Don Stover
Don Walser
Eamonn Largey
Ed McCurdy
Erik Darling
Ewann MacColl
Focslehead Fred,
Frank Harte
Frank Winter
Fred Holstein
Fred Jordan
Gene Raskin
George Maynard
Gerry MacMahon
Gilbert (Cisco) Houston
Gordon McIntyre
Grant Rogers
Hamilton Camp
Hamish Henderson
Hardtack Bob
Harry Boardman
Harry Chapin
Harry Upton
Has Cyril Tawney
Haywire Mac,
Hedy West
Helen Schneyer
Hoyt Axton
Hugh Jarse
Irwin Silber
Jacko Kevans
Jackson C. Frank
Jeannie Robertson
Jerry Garcia
Jim Croce
Jim Reid
Jimmy McKinley
Jinx Davis
Joe Heaney
John and Michelle Phillips
John Denver
John Dwyer
John Hartford
John Herald
John Murphy
John Peel
John Stewart
John Wright
Johnny Cash
Johnny Collins
Johnny Duncan
Jon Rennard
Jonathan Eberhart
Josh White
Jumbo Brightwell
Kate McGarrigle
Kathleen Largey
Lee Hayes
Lesley Hale
Lester Flatt
Libba Cotton
Lionel McLelland
Lizzie Higgins
Long John Baldry
Lonnie Donegan
Lou Gottlieb
Louie Fuller
Malcolm Douglas
Mark Bolan
Martha Schlamme
Martin Winsor
Mary Ann Haynes
Mary Travers
MERLE Watson.
Mike Hunt
Mike Seeger
Millard Lampell
Nick Drake
Nick Reynolds
Odetta?
Old Man Mose
Orville Jenks
Paddie Bell
Paul Clayton?
Paul Robeson
Peter Bellamy
Phil Ochs
Phil Tanner
Poor Howard
Queen Caroline Hughes
Raphael Boguslav
Redd Sullivan
Richard Farina
Rick Keeling
Robin Hall
Rod Shearman
Roger Carmen
Roger Nicholson
Ronnie Gilbert
Rory MacEwan
Rowan Webb
Roy Williamson
Royston Wood
Sam Hinton
Sandy Paton
Shel Silverstein
Siwsann George
Sonny Terry
Stan Hugill
Stan James.
Steve Benbow
Steve Goodman?
Susan Reed
Sylvia Kelly
Ted Hawkins
Terry Gillikson
Terry Wadsworth
Tim Buckley
Tim Hardin
Tom Glazer
Tony Capstick
Tony Rose
Travis Edmundson
Utah Phillips
Vera Johnson
Vikki Williams
Walkin' Jim Stoltz
Walt Robertson
Walter Hiatt
Willie Scott


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: I don't know
Date: 31 Oct 10 - 10:25 AM

another one Issac Guillory


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: I don't know
Date: 31 Oct 10 - 10:32 AM

Steeleye Span's Tim Hart.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 31 Oct 10 - 10:35 AM

I'll say it again: Michelle Phillips is not dead.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 31 Oct 10 - 11:22 AM

Again I will repeat: Ronnie Gilbert is alive.

You have a question mark next to Odetta's name; sad to say, she is no longer with us.

The proper spelling is Lee Hays, not Hayes.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 31 Oct 10 - 08:15 PM

A question mark against the Clancy brothers: sadly they are all gone now, Liam being the last to survive. Also Tommy and Sarah Makem.
And as you've got Tim Buckley, add in Jeff Buckley too.
Alex Campbell
Alistair Hulett
Danny Kyle
Hamish Imlach
Matt McGinn


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: MGM∑Lion
Date: 01 Nov 10 - 05:29 AM

Above long list includes all mentioned, incl those that were erroneous as several posts since have pointed out. Let's add that Doc Watson is still going at age 87.

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Andy Jackson
Date: 01 Nov 10 - 05:51 AM

As several have pointed out, there were known errors in my list above, but its main purpose was as a quick check before posting a new name. This it does. If anyone wants their turn just download my list into a spreadsheet and sort.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 01 Nov 10 - 05:57 AM

My wife died on operating theatre table for two minutes. Then they revived her. You could start another thread or two. Folksingers who died permanently. Folksingers who died temporarily. Folksingers who sing choruses that nobody joins in, and usually die on their arse.

This is a thread, whose title only tells part of the story.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 01 Nov 10 - 06:29 AM

And several names on the list were bogus or jokes.

Old Man Mose and Poor Howard, for example (song lyrics).

And names like Hugh Jarse, or Mike Hunt...well, I think you can figure it out.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 01 Nov 10 - 10:41 PM

Miskin Man,
Thanks for doing the alphabetized list. But I don't see Kate Wolf's name on it, or Stan Rogers's either.

I'd also add Jill Jackson Miller, who co-wrote "Let There Be Peace On Earth" with Sy Miller, whom she later married. Not sure if they're considered "folk," but I guess it depends on how broadly you define "folk."

I would also add Miriam Makeba to the list.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Derek Sarjeant
Date: 02 Nov 10 - 06:24 AM

A few more to add to the list :- ALEXIS KORNER, BRIDIE O'DONNELL, CLARENCE ASHLEY, CLIFF AUNGIER, CLIFF HALL.CYRIL DAVIES, FRANCIS McPEAKE, HAZEL(KING)SARJEANT, JO-ANN KELLY, JOHN PEARSE, JON ISHERWOOD, JOSH MacCRAE, JOY HYMAN,PAT NELSON, PETE SAYERS, ROY GUEST, REVEREND GARRY DAVIS, RUSSELL QUAYE and WALLY WHYTON


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,jack Warshaw
Date: 02 Nov 10 - 07:04 AM

The wonderful Mississippi John Hurt, in 1966


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Gaffer
Date: 02 Nov 10 - 08:53 AM

Mervyn Vincent
Cyril Tawney


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: acegardener
Date: 02 Nov 10 - 11:58 AM

How could we forget Al Sealey


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: MGM∑Lion
Date: 02 Nov 10 - 01:19 PM

Not sure Frank Purslow has been mentioned ~~ not in Miskin Man's list ~ & I seem to remember hearing he had died. If not, apologies. I am reminded of him by having just mentioned a song he used to sing in the Fuck My Old Boots thread.

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Nov 10 - 07:06 PM

Just a few of the ones I wish were still here

Cyril Tawney
Stan Hugill
Jon Eberhart
Craig Johnson
Sandy Paton
Cliff Aungier
Warren Zevon


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 01:09 AM

Here's (I think) a complete list of the actual dead folk singers (folk musicians) that have been mentioned so far. (Gotta do something while I watch the election returns come in, so I can kind of tune out the talking heads for the most part.)
This is in alphabetical order by last name. Trying not to list anyone who would be over 100 years old had they not died.

Declan Affley
Clarence Ashley
Alex Atterson
Cliff Aungier
Hoyt Axton



Long John Baldry
Charlie Bate
Dominic Behan
Paddie Bell
Peter Bellamy
Steve Benbow
Bob Bertram
Bob Blue.
David Blue
Harry Boardman
Hardtack Bob
Raphael Boguslav
Mark Bolan
Ciaran Bourke
Jumbo Brightwell
Tim Buckley
Jeff Buckley
Billy Buntline
Robert Byrd


Hamilton Camp
Alex Campbell
Tony Capstick
Roger Carmen
Dave Carter
June Carter Cash
Johnny Cash
Harry Chapin
George Chudakoff
Bobby Clance
Liam Clancy
Paddy Clancy
Tom Clancy
Paul Clayton?
Vassar Clements (fiddler)
Buzz Collins
Johnny Collins
Jim Croce


Cyril Davies
Jinx Davis
John Denver
Erik Darling
Bud Dashiell
Denny Doherty
Lonnie Donegan
Malcolm Douglas
Nick Drake
Johnny Duncan
John Dwyer



Jonathan Eberhart
Travis Edmundson
Cass Elliott


Richard Farina
Jackson C. Frank
Focslehead Fred
Louie Fuller


Jerry Garcia
Bob Gibson
Terry Gillikson
Tom Glazer
Cynthia Gooding
Steve Goodman
Lou Gottlieb
Dave Guard
Issac (sp?) Guillory



Cliff Hall
Robin Hall
Tim Hardin
Tim Hart
Frank Harte
John Hartford
Ted Hawkins
Mary Ann Haynes
Lee Hays
Hamish Henderson
Joe Heaney
John Herald
Merritt Herring
Walter Hiatt
Lizzie Higgins
Sam Hinton
Fred Holstein
Gilbert (Cisco) Houston
Mississippi John Hurt



Queen Caroline Hughes
Stan Hugill
Alistair Hulett


Hamish Imlach
Brian Ingham
Burl Ives



Jill Jackson (Miller)
Stan James
Orville Jenks
Craig Johnson
Brian Jones
Fred Jordan
Vera Johnson
Adrienne Johnston


John Kahn
Rick Keeling
Sylvia Kelly
Jacko Kevans
Alexis Korner
Bob Kotta
Danny Kyle



Millard Lampell
Eamonn Largey
Kathleen Largey
Bob Lynch
Alan Lomax
Bert Lloyd



George Maynard
Sarah Makem
Tommy Makem
Haywire Mac
Ewan MacColl
Alex MacEwan
Rory MacEwan
Gerry MacMahon
Miriam Makeba
Derek McCormack
Kate McGarrigle
Matt McGinn
Gordon McIntyre
Jimmy McKinley
Ed McCurdy
Lionel McLelland
Alan Mills
Bill Monroe
Old Man Mose
John Murphy


Roger Nicholson


Phil Ochs
Bridie O'Donnell
Odetta


Don Partridge
Sandy Paton
John Phillips
Utah Phillips
Bill Price
Frank Purslow


Gene Raskin
Nick Reynolds
Jon Rennard
Susan Reed
Jim Reid
Jeannie Robertson
Walt Robertson
Paul Robeson
Grant Rogers
Stan Rogers
Tony Rose


Martha Schlamme
Helen Schneyer
Colin Scot
Willie Scott
Al Sealey
Mike Seeger
Rod Shearman
Irwin Silber
Shel Silverstein
David Spence
Bob Spray
Art Stamper
Belle Stewart
John Stewart
Walkin' Jim Stoltz
Don Stover
Redd Sullivan


Phil Tanner
Cyril Tawney
Sonny Terry
Artie Traum
Mary Travers

Harry Upton


Dave Van Ronk
Mervyn Vincent


Terry Wadsworth
Don Walser
MERLE Watson
Rowan Webb
Hedy West
Josh White
Roy Williamson
Frank Winter
Royston Wood
Martin Winsor
Phil Williams
Vikki Williams
Kate Wolf
Jonathan Wootton
John Wright

Warren Zevon


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 02:14 AM

I was always under the impression that Old Man Mose was a name from a song title. (I remember that Louis Armstrong, Betty Hutton, and Manhattan Transfer - among others - recorded it.)

And somehow, both Big Lists managed to omit Woody Guthrie! (Though he was mentioned in an earlier post in this thread.)


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 02:31 AM

I was going to include Woody and even Hank Williams (yes, he's thought of as "country," but an awful lot of folk singers do his songs all the time). Woody would've been almost 99 if he were alive, though, but Hank would be just 87, so maybe I should have included him.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 03:31 AM

Forgot to add these (because they were in all caps, so they had to be re-typed).

Reverend Garry Davis
Roy Guest
Joy Hyman
John Isherwood
Jo-Ann Kelly
Josh MacCrae
Francie McPeake
Pat Nelson
Russell Quaye
John Pearse
Hazel (King) Sarjeant
Pete Sayers
Wally Whyton


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: MGM∑Lion
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 04:29 AM

... and you've still missed Brenda Wootton, G. & surely George Maynard would have been way over 100?

~M~


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: I don't know
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 04:53 AM

Should read Isaac guillory. Miss spelt earlier.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Derek Sarjeant
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 12:31 PM

Yet a few more :-
John Dunkerley
Tommy Eytle
Fred Gerlach
Cy Grant
Davy Graham
Jake Thackray


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: MGM∑Lion
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 02:05 PM

Ralph Rinzler, who only lived to 60, does not figure on either of the comprehensive lists or their addenda. So let's hear it for him also.

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Booklynrose
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 03:26 PM

I started reading this thread because I'm still reeling from 2009 when we lost a LOT of folk singers. Already mentioned were Sandy Paton, Mike Seeger & Mary Travers who all died last year.
I did not see the names of Bess Lomax Hawes, Richie Schulberg, Mary LaMarca, Susan Contento (in NYC)who died last year.
I'm also going to drift from the thread's focus to share my pleasure that three singers who seemed desperately ill in December 2009 are still with us, Jean Ritchie, Jerry Epstein, & Ray Fisher.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Roger C.
Date: 05 Nov 10 - 11:55 AM

Add Graham Cooper who we lost this year.


"Big" Pete Roger, Brian Osbourne and Stuart Robinson, all of the Taverners folk group (Lancashire.)


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Roger C.
Date: 05 Nov 10 - 11:58 AM

Diz Dizley this year, a great folk & jazz influence to many.



Has Johnny Collins been listed?


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Mike B.
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 12:13 AM

Fred Neil
Gerry Armstrong
Joe Glazer
Freyda Epstein (victim of senseless car crash in Virginia)
Rachel Bissex

The weekly Traditions program on WAMU in Washington, DC (hosted by Mary Cliff) does an excellent job paying tribute to folk music figures when they pass on - that's where I've often first heard the sad news.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Elmore
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 02:25 PM

Bob and Evelyne Beers,Margaret Macarthur,Gamble Rogers, Bogan Martin and Armstrong


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Elmore
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 03:13 PM

Oops. Forgot Barbara Carns, John Allan Cameron. Vaughn Ward, Maureen Delgrosso.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 07 Nov 10 - 12:51 PM

and only last week Ted Comben


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 07 Nov 10 - 10:51 PM

Armstrong??   Is there more to that name?


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 01:16 AM

A few more from Oz:

Brian Crawford
June Nichols
Wendy Lowenstein
Geri Lobl
Denis Kevans
John Meredith
Alan Scott
Richard Mills

RIP


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,SqueezeMe
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 01:20 AM

A few more from Oz:

Brian Crawford
June Nichols
Wendy Lowenstein
Geri Lobl
Denis Kevans
John Meredith
Alan Scott
Richard Mills

RIP


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 05:17 AM

Updated alphabetized list, with a few additions that haven't been mentioned yet in separate posts:

Declan Affley
Gerry Armstrong
Clarence Ashley
Alex Atterson
Cliff Aungier
Hoyt Axton

Long John Baldry
Charlie Bate
Bob Beers
Evelyne Beers
Dominic Behan
Paddie Bell
Peter Bellamy
Steve Benbow
Bob Bertram
Rachel Bissex
Bob Blue
David Blue
Harry Boardman
Hardtack Bob
Raphael Boguslav
Mark Bolan
Ciaran Bourke
Jumbo Brightwell
Tim Buckley
Jeff Buckley
Billy Buntline
Robert Byrd

John Allan Cameron
Hamilton Camp
Alex Campbell
Tony Capstick
Roger Carmen
Barbara Carns
Anita Carter
Dave Carter
Helen Carter
June Carter Cash
Johnny Cash
Harry Chapin
George Chudakoff
Bobby Clance
Liam Clancy
Paddy Clancy
Tom Clancy
Paul Clayton?
Vassar Clements (fiddler)
Buzz Collins
Johnny Collins
Ted Comben
Graham Cooper
Susan Contento
Libba Cotten*
Brian Crawford
Jim Croce

Cyril Davies
Jinx Davis
Reverend Garry Davis
Jeanine Deckers**
Maureen Delgrosso
Sandy Denny
John Denver
Erik Darling
Bud Dashiell
Diz Disley
Denny Doherty
Lonnie Donegan
Malcolm Douglas
Nick Drake
Johnny Duncan
John Dunkerley
John Dwyer

Jonathan Eberhart
Travis Edmundson
Cass Elliott
Freyda Epstein
Tommy Eytle

Richard Farina
Mimi Baez FariŮa
Jackson C. Frank
Focslehead Fred
Louie Fuller


Jerry Garcia
Fred Gerlach
Bob Gibson
Terry Gillikson
Joe Glazer
Tom Glazer
Cynthia Gooding
Steve Goodman
Lou Gottlieb
Davy Graham
Cy Grant
Dave Guard
Roy Guest
Isaac Guillory
Woody Guthrie

Cliff Hall
Robin Hall
Tim Hardin
Tim Hart
Frank Harte
John Hartford
Bess Lomax Hawes
Ted Hawkins
Mary Ann Haynes
Lee Hays
Hamish Henderson
Joe Heaney
John Herald
Merritt Herring
Walter Hiatt
Lizzie Higgins
Sam Hinton
Fred Holstein
Gilbert (Cisco) Houston
Mississippi John Hurt*
Joy Hyman

Queen Caroline Hughes
Stan Hugill
Alistair Hulett

Hamish Imlach
Brian Ingham
John Isherwood
Burl Ives*

Jill Jackson (Miller)
Stan James
Orville Jenks
Craig Johnson
Brian Jones
Fred Jordan
Vera Johnson
Adrienne Johnston

John Kahn
Rick Keeling
Jo-Ann Kelly
Sylvia Kelly
Denis Kevans
Jacko Kevans
Alexis Korner
Bob Kotta
Danny Kyle

Mary LaMarca
Millard Lampell
Eamonn Largey
Kathleen Largey
Bob Lynch
Geri Lobl
Alan Lomax
Wendy Lowenstein
Bert Lloyd


George Maynard*
Sarah Makem
Tommy Makem
Haywire Mac
Margaret MacArthur
Ewan MacColl
Josh MacCrae
Alex MacEwan
Rory MacEwan
Gerry MacMahon
Miriam Makeba
Bogan Martin
John Martyn
Derek McCormack
Kate McGarrigle
Matt McGinn
Gordon McIntyre
Jimmy McKinley
Ed McCurdy
Lionel McLelland
Francie McPeake
John Meredith
Alan Mills
Richard Mills
Bill Monroe
Old Man Mose
John Murphy

Fred Neil
Pat Nelson
June Nichols
Roger Nicholson

Phil Ochs
Bridie O'Donnell
Odetta
Brian Osbourne

Don Partridge
Sandy Paton
John Pearse
John Phillips
Utah Phillips
Bill Price
Frank Purslow

Russell Quaye

Gene Raskin
Nick Reynolds
Jon Rennard
Susan Reed
Jim Reid
Ralph Rinzler
Jeannie Robertson
Walt Robertson
Paul Robeson
Stuart Robinson
Jimmie Rodgers (The Singing Brakeman)
"Big" Pete Roger
Gamble Rogers
Grant Rogers
Stan Rogers
Tony Rose

Hazel (King) Sarjeant
Pete Sayers
Martha Schlamme
Helen Schneyer
Richie Schulberg
Alan Scott
Colin Scot
Willie Scott
Al Sealey
Mike Seeger
Rod Shearman
Irwin Silber
Nina Simone
Shel Silverstein
David Spence
Bob Spray
Jo Stafford
Art Stamper
Belle Stewart
John Stewart
Walkin' Jim Stoltz
Don Stover
Redd Sullivan
Yma Sumac

Phil Tanner
Cyril Tawney
Sonny Terry
Artie Traum
Mary Travers

Harry Upton

Dave Van Ronk
Townes Van Zandt
Mervyn Vincent

Terry Wadsworth
Don Walser
Vaughn Ward
Merle Watson
Rowan Webb
Hedy West
Josh White
Wally Whyton
Hank Williams
Roy Williamson
Frank Winter
Royston Wood
Martin Winsor
Vikki Williams
Kate Wolf
Brenda Wootton
Jonathan Wootton
John Wright

Warren Zevon


*would be 100 y.o. or older now
** Sister Luc Gabriel, Soeur Sourire, "The Singing Nun"


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: I don't know
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 06:48 AM

Lets not forget Joe Scurfield from Old Rope String Band.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 07:39 AM

Or Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly).


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 07:50 AM

Those last two have already been mentioned.

I think this list includes all the ones already named in this thread who meet both criteria (folk musicians at least at some points in their careers plus deceased):

Derroll Adams
Declan Affley
Dave Alexander
John Antle
Gerry Armstrong
Clarence Ashley
Alex Atterson
Cliff Aungier
Hoyt Axton

Vic Baker
Long John Baldry
Charlie Bate
Rabbidy Baxter
Bob Beers
Evelyne Beers
Dominic Behan
Paddie Bell
Peter Bellamy
Steve Benbow
Bob Bertram
Rachel Bissex
Elmer Bleaty
Bob Blue
David Blue
Harry Boardman
Hardtack Bob
Raphael Boguslav
Mark Bolan
Ciaran Bourke
Jumbo Brightwell
Big Bill Broonzy
Tim Buckley
Jeff Buckley
Billy Buntline
Robert Byrd

Isla Cameron
John Allan Cameron
Hamilton Camp
Alex Campbell
Tony Capstick
Roger Carmen
Barbara Carns
Anita Carter
Dave Carter
Helen Carter
June Carter Cash
Johnny Cash
Eva Cassidy
Harry Chapin
George Chudakoff
Bobby Clance
Liam Clancy
Paddy Clancy
Tom Clancy
Paul Clayton?
Vassar Clements (fiddler)
Buzz Collins
Johnny Collins
Ted Comben
Susan Contento
Graham Cooper
Bob Copper
James "Brasser" Copper
Jim Copper
Ruth Copper
Libba Cotten*
Brian Crawford
Jim Croce
Elizabeth Cronin
Liz Cruickshank
Tony Cuffe

Cyril Davies
Jinx Davis
Reverend Garry Davis
Jeanine Deckers**
Jim Delahunty
Maureen Delgrosso
Sandy Denny
John Denver
Erik Darling
Bud Dashiell
Diz Disley
Denny Doherty
Lonnie Donegan
Malcolm Douglas
Nick Drake
Ronnie Drew
Johnny Duncan
John Dunkerley
John Dwyer

Jonathan Eberhart
Travis Edmundson
Cass Elliott
John England
Seamus Ennis
Freyda Epstein
Tommy Eytle

Richard Farina
Mimi Baez FariŮa
Richard Farrelly
Jimmy Ferguson
Rick Fielding
Barry Finn
Dan Fogelberg
Jackson C. Frank
Focslehead Fred
Louie Fuller


Jerry Garcia
George Gelton
Siwsann George
Fred Gerlach
Bob Gibson
Terry Gillikson
Joe Glazer
Tom Glazer
Cynthia Gooding
Steve Goodman
Lou Gottlieb
Davy Graham
Cy Grant
Dave Guard
Roy Guest
Isaac Guillory
Woody Guthrie

Lesley Hale
Cliff Hall
Robin Hall
Tim Hardin
Bob Hart
Tim Hart
Frank Harte
John Hartford
Bess Lomax Hawes
Ted Hawkins
Mary Ann Haynes
Lee Hays
Hamish Henderson
Joe Heaney
John Herald
Merritt Herring
Walter Hiatt
Lizzie Higgins
Sam Hinton
Fred Holstein
Gilbert (Cisco) Houston
Queen Caroline Hughes
Stan Hugill
Mississippi John Hurt*
Alistair Hulett
Joy Hyman

Hamish Imlach
Brian Ingham
John Isherwood
Burl Ives*

Jill Jackson (Miller)
Stan James
Orville Jenks
Craig Johnson
Brian Jones
Fred Jordan
Vera Johnson
Adrienne Johnston

John Kahn
Rick Keeling
Jo-Ann Kelly
Luke Kelly
Sylvia Kelly
Denis Kevans
Jacko Kevans
Alexis Korner
Bob Kotta
Danny Kyle

Mary LaMarca
Millard Lampell
Eamonn Largey
Kathleen Largey
Sam Larner
Lead Belly*
Bert Lloyd
Geri Lobl
Gerry Lockran
Alan Lomax
Wendy Lowenstein
Bob Lynch

George Maynard*
Sarah Makem
Tommy Makem
Haywire Mac
Margaret MacArthur
Ewan MacColl
Josh MacCrae
Alex MacEwan
Rory MacEwan
Iain MacIntosh
Gerry MacMahon
Miriam Makeba
Keith Marsden
Bogan Martin
John Martyn
George Maynard*
Robert Maxwell
Derek McCormack
Ed McCurdy
Kate McGarrigle
Matt McGinn
Gordon McIntyre
Jimmy McKinley
Ed McCurdy
Lionel McLelland
Francie McPeake
John Meredith
Alan Mills
Richard Mills
Derek Moffat
Bill Monroe
Old Man Mose
John Murphy

Fred Neil
Pat Nelson
Mickey Newberry
June Nichols
Roger Nicholson
John Jacob Niles*
Anselm Noffke (of Germany's Liederjan)

Phil Ochs
MŪcheŠl ” Domhnaill
Bridie O'Donnell
Odetta
Brian Osbourne

Tom Paley
Dave Parry
Don Partridge
Sandy Paton
Walter Pardon
Daniel Pearl - bluegrass fiddler
John Pearse
Cyril Phillips
John Phillips
Bruce "Utah" Phillips
Cyril Poacher
Bill Price
Joan Prior
Frank Purslow

Russell Quaye

Gene Raskin
Nick Reynolds
Malvina Reynolds*
Jon Rennard
Susan Reed
Jim Reid
Jim Ringer
Ralph Rinzler
Bob Roberts
Jeannie Robertson
Walt Robertson
Paul Robeson*
Stuart Robinson
Jimmie Rodgers (The Singing Brakeman)
"Big" Pete Roger
Gamble Rogers
Grant Rogers
Stan Rogers
Tony Rose

Hazel (King) Sarjeant
Pete Sayers
Martha Schlamme
Helen Schneyer
Richie Schulberg
Alan Scott
Colin Scot
Willie Scott
Joe Scurfield
Al Sealey
Mike Seeger
Peter Sellars
Rod Shearman
Irwin Silber
Nina Simone
Shel Silverstein
Phoebe Smith
David Spence
George Spicer
Ron Spicer
Bob Spray
Jo Stafford
Art Stamper
Davy Steele
Belle Stewart
John Stewart
Michael Stewart
Walkin' Jim Stoltz
Don Stover
John Strachan
Redd Sullivan
Yma Sumac

Phil Tanner
Cyril Tawney
Sonny Terry
Scan Tester
Jake Thackray
Theresa Tooley
Artie Traum
Mary Travers
Paddy Tunney

Harry Upton

Dave Van Ronk
Townes Van Zandt
Mervyn Vincent

Terry Wadsworth
Gordon Waller (of Peter and Gordon)
Don Walser
Vaughn Ward
Lal Waterson
Merle Watson
Rowan Webb
Fred Wedlock
Hedy West
Josh White
Wally Whyton
Hank Williams
Kenneth Williams
Vikki Williams
Roy Williamson
Frank Winter
Martin Winsor
Norman Wisdom
Kate Wolf
Royston Wood
Oscar Woods
Brenda Wootton
Jonathan Wootton
John Wright

Warren Zevon


*would be 100 y.o. or older now
** Sister Luc Gabriel, Soeur Sourire, "The Singing Nun"



I may have omitted a couple of the ones who would be WAY over 100 by now.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Northerner
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 09:16 AM

Stanley Robertson (last year).


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Elmore
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 12:59 PM

Attn: Genie Ted Bogan, Carl Martin, and Howard Armstrong were a black string band quite popular in the sixties and seventies, although they started playing much earlier.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Elmore
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 02:08 PM

Genie: I really don't think Tom Paley's dead, but Janet Boyer, Frank Proffitt, Bessie Jones, Dan Smith and Blind Jim Brewer are. Thanks for compiling the list.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 02:55 PM

Coulda sworn Frank Proffitt was on the list. I know he was at one time. DK about Tom Paley's current viability status, but he was mentioned by someone.   
I'll probably update the list when we get another couple dozen names to add. (I hope that won't be many who recently join those ranks.)


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Northerner
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 06:58 AM

Also Duncan Williamson, a few years ago, another of the Scottish Traveller performers.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Derek Sarjeant
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 07:53 AM

Three more not yet mentioned :-
      
       Sydney Carter
       Jimmy Driftwood
       Steve Rye   (Blues Harmonica Player)


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 08:27 AM

Dave Van Ronk
Go to.
www.songza.com/listen/hootananny
for an online station of folk including many on these posts


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: I don't know
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 02:17 PM

Just found out Al Jones (Alun Ashworth Jones) died a couple of years ago.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Young Buchan
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 04:11 PM

Lucie Stewart
Cathie Stewart
John Doughty
Charlie Wills
Harry Cox
'Old' John Reilly (though I suspect 'Young' John Reilly is as well!)
Gordon Hall
Mabs Hall
Ron Copper
Jimmy McBeath
Gordon Syrett
George Belton
Emma Vickers
Paddy Doran
Percy Ling
Alderman Ling
Tom Brown (the Norfolk one, before everyone in Devon rushes round to commiserate with Barbara)


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: MGM∑Lion
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 04:52 PM

But Harry Cox, as I pointed out on 17 Oct, would have been 125.

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Young Buchan
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 05:53 PM

And James Copper whom someone else listed would have been 175. And I doubt if John England would have been a lot younger. So why exclude The Boi Harry?

And with that, I'd like to mention Elizabeth Knepp (or Knipp). Would be pushing 400 by my reckoning.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 06:03 PM

There are hundreds of "Obit" threads in the forum that may be for folk singers (folk musicians), but there are too many to sort through at once.
Here, for starters, are a few for people whom I don't think have been added to our list yet and who, as far as I know, may fit the category to some degree:


Obit: Simon Nield, 19th September 2008
Obit: Fred Gerlach has died (Jan 2010)
Obit: Arnold Loxam - UK Theatre Organist
Obit: Jim Couza RIP August 2009
Obit: Greg Hooven May 2005
Obit: John Wells-Kiveton Park FC founder
Obit: Peter Horan RIP Oct 2010
OBIT: RIP Paul Schoenwetter
Obit: Ewen Carruthers (1942-2010)
Obit: folk radio host Suzi Wollenberg (Aug 2009)
Obit: Alan Smethurst, the Singing Postman (2000)
Obit: Viva Smith(Dangerous Curves) UK Apr 2009
Obit: Solomon Burke, October 2010
Obit: mandolinist Alison Stephens (Oct 2010)
Obit: Gary Wright of Swinton
Obit: Blossom Dearie ( 2009, age 82)
Obit: stanley floid kilarr (d. 1995)
Obit: 'Milky' Keith - Mansfield Morris Fool
Obit: Albertina Walker, Gospel Lady
Obit: RIP Neil Gauntlett (Dec 2008)
Obit: Warren Argo, d. September , 2010
Obit: singer/musician Lionel McClelland (Sep 2010)
Obit: Ginni Clemmens
Obit: Steve Warne September 2010
Obit: Guitarist Jimmy Faulkner, Dublin(March 2008)
Obit: Eric Levine, 1957-2008
Obit: Eve Sellars (FaldingworthLive) Sept 2010
Obit: Guitarist Mike Taylor RIP
Obit: Mercedes Sosa-voice of LatinAmerica Oct 2009
Obit: Guns for D-Day Bagpiper Bill Millin(2010)
Obit: Ed Kean ('It's Howdy Doody Time')
Obit: Lionel Kilberg (Aug 2008)
Obit: Sadly, Lorraine Blue has passed away(2000)
Obit: pianist Beryl Marriott RIP ( July 2010)
Obit: Raphael (Ray) Boguslav, July , 2010
Obit: Richard Fewtrell ( April 2010)

If you think any of these people should be on our "list," please post those names. Some of them aren't known primarily as "folk singers" but some may have been folkies of a sort.

I'll break up the rest of these into smaller segments. Don't want to overwhelm you.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 06:04 PM

Here are more of the "Obits" that may fit:


bit: Norman Pellegrini - WFMT - July 2009
Obit: Muff Worden (Aug 2006)
Obit: David Hammond (August 2008)
Obit: Kenny Edwards RIP August 2010
Obit: Cap'n Dave Cooper . 2010
Obit: Abbey Lincoln
Obit: Richie Hayward
Obit: songwriter Tom Hunter (June 2008)
Obit: what happened to Shag Connor?
Obit: Iain MacKintosh (August 2006)
Obit: Martin Baker R.I.P ( June 2010)
Obit: Bobby Hebb, August 2010
Obit: Mitch Miller-bandleader, music exec-Jul 2010
Obit: Ray Boguslav (July , 2010)
Obit: Fred Carter, Jr. ( July 2010)
Obit: Ross Broughm - Canada Nov. 2009
Obit: Kenneth McKellar (June 1927-April 2010)
Obit: Farewell to Bob Merrett
Obit: Mary Asquith - November 2009
Obit: Hank Cochran (1935-2010)
Obit: RIP Tuli Kupferberg (Fugs) July 2010
Obit: Hank (Phillip Mansell)
Obit: Frank Tupling - June 2010
Obit: Geoff Rye 1st July 2010
Obit: Nigel Russell, RIP August , 2009
Obit: Seamus Creagh R.I.P. (March 2009)
Obit: Craig Tinney, Tucson, AZ --
Obit: Bill Hinkley b. 1942 d. -May-2010
Obit: Frank Sidebottom - R.I.P. June 2010
Obit: Harry Gurevitch ( March 2008) Hull/Beverley
Obit: Stanley Robertson. - R.I.P. - August 2009
Obit: Crispian St. Peters ('Pied Piper')
Obit: Brixton Bert (2002)
Obit: Dave Fisher of the Highwaymen May 2010
OBIT: Tex Koenig's Passing (1999)
Obit: Stevenson Palfi RIP (Dec 2005)
Obit: Buck Graves/Uncle Josh - Dobro Player
Obit: Pete Cartlidge RIP ( May 2010)
Obit: Damon Black, songwriter (2005?)
Obit: Gary Muir Canadian singer May 2010


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 06:06 PM

BTW, no need to mention which ones DON'T fit the topic of this thread. Easier to deal with it if people just identify which ones DO.

Here are a few more:
xObit: Margaret MacArthur has passed away-May 2006
Obit: George Totty
Obit: Strath Clague
Obit: Tommy McManamon ( Dec )
Obit: Hamilton Camp ( Oct 2005)
Obit: Fred Starner RIP (October 2009)
Obit: Peter Chopping ( CHOPS)- April 2010
OBIT: Gwen Sale RIP(2002)
Obit: Mark Spoelstra RIP ( 2007)
Obit: artisan/mandolinist Grant Weisbrot (2003)
Obit: Dave Bennett - March 2010
OBIT: Roger Hope, Bishop Gundulf Morris (Apr )
Obit: David Gahr RIP (May 2008)
Obit: Malcolm McLaren
Obit: Bob Gilroy(South Tyne Folk & Blues) Dec2009
Obit: Neil Lewis (Wales)[Aug 2009]
Obit: Lesley Duncan 1943-2010
Obit: Arkansas Musician Reagan Cole ( June 2008)
Obit: Gospel, blues singer Marva Wright
Obit: Alex Chilton has died - March 2010
Obit: RIP Venice Manley Aug 2004
Obit: Chuck Perdue ( , 2010)
Obit: Chris Johnson Dance Caller ( 2010)
Obit: Kathy Kay ( March ) Billy Cotton Band
Obit: Dave Cook has died,
Obit: JEEP MAN (2009?)
Obit: George Strattan Dec 2009
Obit: Toronto writer & musician Paul Quarrington
Obit: gospel scholar Dr. Horace Boyer (July 2009)
Obit: Gerald McCabe (McCabes Guitar Store)Jan 2010
Obit: Country singer Carl Smith RIP(Jan. 2010)


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: MGM∑Lion
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 04:48 AM

Sorry, Young Buchan, but I beat you to it over 3 weeks ago!~~

Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: MtheGM - PM
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 07:51 AM

Will Kemp, Shax's clown who did the 9∑days∑wonder dance from London to Norwich in 1600. Mrs Knipp, the actress whom Pepys recorded in his Diary having heard singing Barbara Allen on 2 Jan 1666 ......

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 08:27 AM

I forgot to mention Jackie Alper (d. 2007).


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Young Buchan
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 01:39 PM

"Sorry, Young Buchan, but I beat you to it over 3 weeks ago!~~"

I wait 400 years to make a joke and I lose it by 24 days. In the world of esprit d'escalier the steps are awfully steep!


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 02:14 PM

MtheGM

No need to re-mention Will Shemp, Mrs. Knipp, and other multi-centennarians. They've already been removed from the compiled list. : D


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 02:15 PM

I'm not going to add King David, the psalmist, either. ; D


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Young Buchan
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 03:30 PM

Alright, I'll pick just one more out, even though she would be well over age. Cecilia Costello is now dead. I point that out because once before in her lifetime she was reported dead in the local paper. A neighbour came round, knocked on the door, and when Cecilia opened it, asked the classic question: Mrs Costello, you're not really dead, are you?


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 05:00 PM

Hally Wood, alas.
Praise be to God, NOT Pete S.
& NOT Jean Ritchie.; so glad NOT Doc W., Ronnie G. Tw


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Roger C.
Date: 23 Nov 10 - 10:14 AM

Not a "singer" as such but a much loved entertainer and character on the UK folk scene:

Mrs. Ackroyd.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: sheila
Date: 23 Nov 10 - 10:45 AM

Trevor Crozier


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Genie
Date: 23 Nov 10 - 04:18 PM

Derek Wicks (Nov. 21, 2010)


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Aeolaman
Date: 23 Nov 10 - 06:27 PM

Strange, Sandy D's husband, Trevor Lucas, hasn't been mentioned. Nor Nick Drake. Tom Paley IS alive and well, aged 82, and regularly plays floors spots at the Islington Folk Club.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 26 Nov 10 - 08:28 AM

Nick Drake's in Genie's huge list on 3rd and 8th November - which was compiled from postings above it. (Guest on 17th October)


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Subject: value of alan mills albums like canadian folk song
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jun 12 - 05:27 PM

davesflyfishing05yahoo.ca


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Jun 12 - 05:37 PM

spam????


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Elmore
Date: 03 Jun 12 - 11:59 AM

Looks like somebody is screwing around. In any case, I'll add Doc Watson, Bill Morrissey, Jack Hardy, Jeff Hardy.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Big Phil
Date: 03 Jun 12 - 05:06 PM

Recently lost - Barney McKenna. Resting on Fiddlers Green with the rest of the Lads.

Phil*


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 03 Jun 12 - 05:50 PM

Adge Cutler
Brian Brocklehurst
Ian Campbell


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,mando-player-91
Date: 03 Jun 12 - 06:03 PM

Did anyone mention Tommy Makem?

-Shepard


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Stringsinger
Date: 03 Jun 12 - 07:10 PM

Please include Win Stracke and Archie Green in this list. They were both important.

I think that this thread is motivated by the fact that we lost one of the greatest of all,
Doc Watson, recently.


This mass obituary emphasizes that it's important to keep the tradition of folk music
alive in whatever way we can since many of the former carriers of the tradition have passed.

Is John Herald still alive? Or John Stewart with the KT?

Pete Seeger is ninety-two strong and as Springsteen has said, he has "outlived the bastards" such as McCarthy and his detractors. America's "tuning fork" is still resonant.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Elmore
Date: 03 Jun 12 - 07:32 PM

John Herald died in 2005. John Stewart died in 2008. Pete Seeger celebrated his 93rd birthday on May 2012.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,mando-player-91
Date: 03 Jun 12 - 08:14 PM

Party because Joe Mccarthy was a Alcoholic and just plain evil but Bruce is right


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Ken Brock
Date: 03 Jun 12 - 08:38 PM

ataik Ian Campbell is still living


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jul 12 - 06:30 PM

sylvia kelly was my mum, nice to find her name here, gone but not forgotton.
Issac Gilory should be on your list one of the all time greats.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,DTM
Date: 10 Jul 12 - 07:25 PM

Matt Armour
Mary Brookbank


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jul 12 - 07:29 PM

Jim Reid (Wild Geese)
John Watt (Kelty Clippie)


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: PHJim
Date: 10 Jul 12 - 08:25 PM

Willie P. Bennett,
Zeke Mazurek,
Gene MacLelland,
Daisy DeBolt,
Colleen Peterson,
Duck Donald,
Jackie Washington


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: ollaimh
Date: 10 Jul 12 - 08:42 PM

tex koenig


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Elmore
Date: 10 Jul 12 - 09:39 PM

Mance Lipscomb, Johnny Shines, John Jackson, Brownie McGhee, Rev. Gary Davis.(listed but misspelled at least 6 times), Jim Taylor, Blind Willie McTell.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Elmore
Date: 11 Jul 12 - 11:54 AM

Daniel Womack, Piedmont blues and gospel singer/guitarist. (1905-1996) Can be heard on line at The Digital Library of Appalachia.

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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Elmore
Date: 11 Jul 12 - 02:40 PM

Tich Richardson, Logan English, Peter LaFarge, Johnny Cunningham.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Blandiver
Date: 11 Jul 12 - 02:48 PM

Frank Williamson who was a mainstay of The Durham City Folk Club & Durham Folk Party. One of the finest voices ever, and a master at the songs of his native Durham & Northumbria.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Elmore
Date: 11 Jul 12 - 03:00 PM

Freyda Epstein


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 11 Jul 12 - 03:12 PM

Plus the unknown and unnamed generations of folk singers and musician who kept the folk tradition alive for centuries before collectors took an interest.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Elmore
Date: 11 Jul 12 - 04:04 PM

Lotus Dickey


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Elmore
Date: 11 Jul 12 - 04:39 PM

Sorry. Repeated Freyda Epstein.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Elmore
Date: 11 Jul 12 - 04:43 PM

Pink Anderson, Etta Baker, Buddy Moss, Dave "Honeyboy" Edwards, Pinetop Perkins.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Elmore
Date: 11 Jul 12 - 08:56 PM

Derek Bell, Doug Quimby, Mike Waterson.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Elmore
Date: 12 Jul 12 - 07:24 AM

Frank Proffitt Jr.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Elmore
Date: 12 Jul 12 - 08:24 AM

Dick Fegy, Ray Fisher, Almeida Riddle, Frank Warner.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: it'smagic
Date: 12 Jul 12 - 03:02 PM

I don't see Barney McKenna anywhere on the list. But, enough, this is too depressing! It seems like more are dead than alive. Unless we want to pick one a day to remember and honor. The Happy Birthday thread is a good place.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jul 12 - 04:22 PM

Wade Hemsworth
Sean Gagnier
Lindsay Cameron


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Elmore
Date: 12 Jul 12 - 09:33 PM

Caryl P. Weiss


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Elmore
Date: 12 Jul 12 - 09:46 PM

Tommy Thompson


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 13 Jul 12 - 05:42 AM

Mudcat has its own "In Memoriam" thread which exists to celebrate those who have passed on since Mudcat was created.

It contains many of the above names as well as some who have not been mentioned here. It is always worth a visit as it has links to click to learn more.

Best wishes,

Peter

http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=142251

(My computer resolutely refuses to do blue clicks!) [....but Joe Offer can do them in his sleep.]


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Elmore
Date: 13 Jul 12 - 10:57 AM

Thanks, Pete


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Al B
Date: 13 Jul 12 - 02:57 PM

No mention of Bert Jansch? What a loss that was!


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 13 Jul 12 - 04:47 PM

He's there on the 'In Memoriam' Thread......dip in and have a look.

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Natalie J
Date: 13 Jul 12 - 09:29 PM

It has been fascinating reading this thread. Some thought it was a farce and didn't take it seriously. Those of us who were folkies before the folk music revival happened regard names of the deceased with tremendous interest. After all, they were folks we listened to and some of them in person, and we loved traditional folk music heart and soul. It was our very life. I said once that I would never read the newspaper obituaries (sounded so morbid), but I now do that quite regularly. If I see someone I know (knew), I read the entire obit. The rest of you may realize this when you are old and gray. What surprises me are those reported as gone who were a lot younger than me, I thought.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: BanjoRay
Date: 14 Jul 12 - 04:27 AM

Astonishing that none of the following have been listed:

Sonny Terry, Roscoe Holcomb, Dock Boggs, Riley Puckett, Tommy Jarrell, Uncle Dave Macon, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Maggie Hammons, Cisco Houston, Big Bill Broonzy, Hobart Smith.

These have all been around in my lifetime, and were all Great.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Elmore
Date: 14 Jul 12 - 08:00 AM

As Waddon Pete points out, a lot of the musicians listed or not listed here have been mentioned on his In Memoriam page.Sonny Terry, Cisco Houston, and Big Bill Broonzy have been mentioned at least twice on this thread.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Megan L
Date: 14 Jul 12 - 08:32 AM

Given the average age of members of this site a who is still alive thread more advantageous


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Jimi
Date: 14 Jul 12 - 09:09 AM

Whitney Houston
Elvis
Gene Pitney


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Elmore
Date: 14 Jul 12 - 12:36 PM

I have done more than my share to perpetuate this dreary thread. I declare it to be out of control. Somebody get a stick and kill it.

i


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,Norm
Date: 24 Feb 14 - 07:12 PM

So, has this entire list been compiled into one master list? I keep scrolling down and down..and down....a long way to go.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: PHJim
Date: 24 Feb 14 - 10:22 PM

If I see a thread that doesn't interest me I find it easy to just not click on it, but go on to something that does catch my interest. No one will find every thread to their liking, but why add a post complaining about how boring you find the thread or try to add fake names that you think are funny.   If it doesn't appeal, move on to something else. Obviously, some folks are interested.


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: MGM∑Lion
Date: 15 Jan 16 - 07:36 AM

Checked back on this old thread to research something. Feel moved to add one of my favourite quotations, tho it comes from a book which overall I do not greatly care for -- Laurence Sterne's 'Tristram Shandy', 1759-67:

"We had a fat, foolish scullion ... Master Bobby is dead, said Obadiah; he is certainly dead! ?? So am not I, said the foolish scullion."

Not so foolish that time, IMO.

And so am not I!

≈M≈

But who is to add since last entry nearly two years ago?


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,niccolo dappertutto
Date: 17 Jan 16 - 06:31 PM

Joe Hill- though may be in over 100 group by now but deserves a mention.
Margaret Barry
Delia Murphy
John McCormack
Victor Jara
Kirsty McColl
John Renbourne


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: MGM∑Lion
Date: 18 Jan 16 - 12:28 AM

Thank you. Hadn't heard of John Renbourn's death.

Margaret Barry died in 1989 [see wikipedia], John McCormack in 1945, Kirsty MacColl in 2000, so should all have been listed before. Thanks for catching up with these.

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: kendall
Date: 18 Jan 16 - 08:48 PM

Theodor Bikel,
Granpa Jones,
David Akeman (Stringbean)


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: GUEST,LynnH
Date: 19 Jan 16 - 03:35 AM

Louisa Jo Killen


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 19 Jan 16 - 03:53 PM

It may be worth noting that the "In Memoriam" thread exists to enable Mudcatters to research those folk artists who have died.

Peter


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Subject: RE: Folk Singers who Have Died
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 21 Jan 16 - 08:52 PM

Andy M Stewart on 27.12.15. There is an obit thread for him.


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