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Subject: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: breezy
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 03:51 PM

I heard John sing his song called Percy the Peeler From Potterton. Sadly John died around 1967-8.Can any one find any trace of his writings ?


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: BanjoRay
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 12:02 PM

Try looking for Jon Rennard - that's how it was spelled.

Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: BanjoRay
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 12:12 PM

He made an album called Brimbledown Fair

Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: crump
Date: 02 Dec 01 - 09:13 AM

A few years ago I was playing at The Cross Keys in Uppermill and sang a song of Johns. It turned out that his girl-friend at the time of the crash actually ran the folk club. We had a good chat mainly about the times I saw him at the then Church Inn folk club in Prestwich. I can't recall her name but maybe Jim Schofield who now runs the club can help. 01457-833897


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: breezy
Date: 02 Dec 01 - 05:43 PM

Thank you crump,can you ring him as you are nearer than me , if not let me know please.


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: mandomad
Date: 02 Dec 01 - 07:50 PM

Jon Rennard, a fine singer and guitarist, was indeed based in Leeds, he died in a car crash in the early seventies. He had a wide repertoire of songs and amusing introductions. He was a good friend of, and was encouraged by Yorkshire Relish (Derek & Dorothy Elliott) A favourite song he performed was Jumbo the Elephant...written by Leon Rosselson, I think.


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: breezy
Date: 03 Dec 01 - 02:52 PM

It was


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: GUEST,xx
Date: 29 Jul 07 - 10:54 AM

Remembering Jon and Marsh on the 36th anniversary of their deaths.


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 29 Jul 07 - 11:37 AM

And I'm remembering them too.
Hey, that means 'Little Jon' Rennard and Samantha Atkinson, their respective children, must be nearing 40.
I wonder if they know how much some of us left think of their long-departed fathers.
Jon's granddaughter came onto Mudcat once.
I wonder if Sami (who was once my niece-in-common-law) might be out there?


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 29 Jul 07 - 12:06 PM

I always remember them, particularly on this day each year.

It was lovely to see Jon's granddaughter's (Carrie Rennard's) post on the other Jon Rennard thread in February; perhaps we'll hear from her again.

It would be nice if the 2 threads could be put together.


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: GUEST,Mark Peers (washboard)
Date: 20 Jun 08 - 08:25 PM

Jon also played with the Jug & Bottle Washers Jug Band right up until his tragic accident. I have some recordings and photos of Jon with the Jug Band including Whitby Folk festival 1968 and a tour of Ireland and a Radio Leeds recording of "shine" introduced by Bob Pegg.

Will be thinking of Jon in July


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: GUEST,Brian Hull (Parlington)
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 06:58 AM

I have an LP which was produced after the death of Jon Rennard in 1971, The Parting Glass, it has ten of his songs:
Side One
The Female Drummer Boy
Banks of Sweet Primroses
The Captain's Apprentice
Holmfirth Anthem
Jumbo the Elephant

Side Two
Follow the Plough
Garners Gay
Sailor Jack McCoy
In Your Smile
The Parting Glass

The album cover features on my site here: http://www.parlington.info


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: GUEST,Helen
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 06:57 PM

Jon lived with Marsh and they were both killed in September 1971 in a car crash. Two records were released, Brimbledon Fair and The Parting Glass. Their deaths were the worst day of my life as I was very close to both of them especially Marsh.


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 05:23 AM

Jon and Marsh were killed on 29 July 1971.


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: GUEST,Phill Fraser
Date: 01 Jan 11 - 08:18 AM

Jon and Marsh had a cat called Themog.


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: GUEST,Bert Rogers
Date: 04 Mar 11 - 07:23 AM

We used to book John at the Kennet Folk club at the Hinds Head Pub
In Aldermaston village Berkshire in 1970/71 and we all became very good friends with him
The guy that ran the club with me Les.
John always stayed with him and Pam when on tour down south and they named their first son after him
We booked John at the first Reading Folk Festival Along with Dave & Tony Arthur and others 69/70 I can't remember
As you all probably Know John Liked 20s Music and somewhere there is a photo of John and my self playing together (Sweet Georgia Brown)
Happy days I wish he were still with us
Bert Rogers


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: GUEST,KathnChris
Date: 08 May 11 - 06:24 AM

We also have this LP, and are wondering if we can put it onto a DVD, recently went to the Thompson's Arms folk night at Flaxton, it brought back memories. We used to listen to Jon in the late 60's at the folk clubs in Leeds, The Grove, The Peel and The RAOB club in North Street, were on holiday in Cornwall when we heard of his accident. Is it possible to get the Brimbledon Fair recording still (preferably not vinyl as we don't have anything to play them on).


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: flush
Date: 08 May 11 - 08:36 AM

We had some great nights at The Ferrands Arms Bingley
Phil Fraser, how you doing 10 years since I was over on the IOM for Vivs party drop me a line on iain@gloverfok.co.uk


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: flush
Date: 08 May 11 - 08:37 AM

that should be gloverfolk Phil


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 08 May 11 - 11:50 AM

It isn't possible to get either of John's LPs now although I have seen 2 copies of "Brimbledon Fair" on ebay in the past few years.

I have both LPs and have put mine onto CDs, for playing in the car,using a Numark USB turntable and Audacity software.


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: breezy
Date: 08 May 11 - 02:41 PM

I when I began this thread I misspelt Jon's name.

I should have known better

2 weeks ago I met Robin Dransfield, in Cornwall, the 'mav'

Anyone recall Jon's song about the policeman ?


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 09 May 11 - 05:35 AM

I can remember hearing the song "Percy the Peeler From Potterton" but I just cannot remember how it goes.


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: GUEST,Sandra (Ibbetson)
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 12:50 PM

I was a great freind of his and his wife Pat (who sadly died in 1998) and I'm godmother to his son Jon. I also have both his LP's Happy Days!


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: Colin Randall
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 01:35 PM

Just to add my own mini-tribute so many years on. Jon was, if memory serves, the very first professional artist I booked early in the life of a folk club at the Queen's Head in Shildon, Co Durham. It was my home town and the venue represented a slight moving up in the world from the smaller pub room where the club had started.

Up until Jon's appearance, again from memory, we had made do with floor singers.

Jon was, of course, head and shoulders above anyone we had seen at either place. It wasn't a great club by any means - I had more success later at bigger and better pub venues in the larger towns of Darlington and Bishop Auckland - but Jon gave us a night to remember and may have filled me with enough enthusiasm to persevere.


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: Colin Randall
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 01:36 PM

Just to add my own mini-tribute so many years on. Jon was, if memory serves, the very first professional artist I booked early in the life of a folk club at the Queen's Head in Shildon, Co Durham. It was my home town and the venue represented a slight moving up in the world from the smaller pub room where the club had started.

Up until Jon's appearance, again from memory, we had made do with floor singers.

Jon was, of course, head and shoulders above anyone we had seen at either place. It wasn't a great club by any means - I had more success later at bigger and better pub venues in the larger towns of Darlington and Bishop Auckland - but Jon gave us a night to remember and may have filled me with enough enthusiasm to persevere.


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: GUEST,LilacVine
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 01:38 PM

Two tributes for the 40th anniversary of Jon Rennard's death - 29th July 2011.

Jon Rennard Tribute & Leeds Memories

Holmfirth Anthem - Jon Rennard


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 08:01 AM

There are more links to YouTube videos of Jon singing/playing on this thread.


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: GUEST,stewpotpat
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 03:34 PM

Iremember jon at the peel pub in boar ;ane in the mid &late 60s, he had a lovely gentle voice different to a lot of singers at the time


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 18 Aug 11 - 03:03 PM

I have uploaded The Captain's Apprentice to YouTube. This is a traditional song sung unaccompanied by Jon.


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: GUEST,Alan Clarke
Date: 24 Oct 12 - 06:24 PM

HI, I saw Jon a few times at the Ring 'o bells fok club in Bath. Absolutely loved him. I have his records on vinyl and one on a cassette. It is possible that the powers that be at Fellside Recordings have his masters asd i once communicated with them and as I recall they had other things to do at the time. Looking at their current catalogue, littered with many successful new artists it may be that these songs never see the light of day again.
One track is available for download at emusic, see link below. Don.t know if the cd is still available.
http://www.emusic.com/listen/#/album/various-artists/seasons-ceremonies-rituals-the-calendar-in-traditional-song/11005728/:


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: GUEST,Archie Chappel
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 07:59 PM

Hello,

I am looking for the Brimbledon fair LP, can any possible help me in locating one.
Cheers,
Archie


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Subject: RE: John Rennard Leeds 1964-7
From: GUEST,Jed and Jim Morris York Folk Centre
Date: 24 Feb 13 - 03:58 PM

John Rennard, lovely man. He used to play in the Lowther Hotel then we moved to Hull Road,as the York Folk Centre.

John was an excellent guitarist and singer, lovely nature. We all missed him when he died in that car crash. Jed and Jim (brother and I) are from Glasgow. John went up there for some gigs, and struggled to get on with the glaswegians. He was gald to get back to Yorkshire.
They could not understand him, nor viki versa.
God bless you John, catch up with you up there some day, will bring my guitar. Jed Morris x


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