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Madhouse in Castle Street - 13 Jan 2013

greg stephens 13 Jan 13 - 08:07 AM
greg stephens 13 Jan 13 - 08:09 AM
The Sandman 13 Jan 13 - 08:23 AM
Dave MacKenzie 14 Jan 13 - 06:21 AM
GUEST,OldNicKilby 15 Jan 13 - 04:54 AM
greg stephens 15 Jan 13 - 05:54 AM
Pete Jennings 15 Jan 13 - 06:01 AM
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Subject: Madhouse in Castle St 13.1.13
From: greg stephens
Date: 13 Jan 13 - 08:07 AM

‎50 years ago today, quite a culture-chamging event happened in Britain. In the depths of the Great Snows of 62/63, while we all froze and huddled in bed in duffle-coats, the BBC broadcast the play Madhouse in Castle Street. And those who had heard the buzz turned on the TV and watched it, and saw Bob Dylan for the first time singing Blowing in the Wind(unless you'd been in the right little gig in the right Londaon pub a few weeks previously). Fantastic. (A few years later, in spite of Dylan, and the fact that the very trendy David Warner was in it) the BBC in its infinite wiasdom wiped the tapes. I thank my lucky stars I watched it at the time. The ripples spread swiftly from it, Dylan wannabees sprung up like toadstools in all the clubs, and music started to change, swiftly and perceptibly. Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive.
And coincidentally, as a coincidental treat, we have this had Martin Carthy on Desert Island Discs on Radio 4, reminiscing about that era and Dylan's visit very eloquently. Including the piano-burning story!


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Subject: RE: Madhouse in Castle St 13.1.13
From: greg stephens
Date: 13 Jan 13 - 08:09 AM

Should have said "this morning" referring to the Carthy broadcast.


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Subject: RE: Madhouse in Castle St 13.1.13
From: The Sandman
Date: 13 Jan 13 - 08:23 AM

I would like to have heard DAVY GRAHAM, or perhaps some ud music from morocco, both of which have been highly influential, directly or indirectly on martins guitar playing, as was bill broonzy.


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Subject: RE: Madhouse in Castle Street - 13 Jan 2013
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 14 Jan 13 - 06:21 AM

It's amazing the number of people who think they know better than Martin what he'd have on his desert island.


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Subject: RE: Madhouse in Castle Street - 13 Jan 2013
From: GUEST,OldNicKilby
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 04:54 AM

Well said Dave, Well said


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Subject: RE: Madhouse in Castle Street - 13 Jan 2013
From: greg stephens
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 05:54 AM

Did nobody see Bob Dylan in Madhouse in Castle Street? This thread seems to have diverted onto Martin Carthy's Desert Island Discs.


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Subject: RE: Madhouse in Castle Street - 13 Jan 2013
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 06:01 AM

I was still in short trousers, never mind in London! Mind you, I'm pretty sure we actually had a TV back then.

Some coincidence, though.


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