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What ever happened to the Settlers ?

GUEST 13 Jan 07 - 04:21 PM
IanC 13 Jan 07 - 04:56 PM
Anniecat 13 Jan 07 - 06:01 PM
Folkiedave 13 Jan 07 - 06:11 PM
Scrump 13 Jan 07 - 06:25 PM
eddie1 13 Jan 07 - 07:46 PM
breezy 14 Jan 07 - 04:38 AM
eddie1 14 Jan 07 - 05:03 AM
fat B****rd 14 Jan 07 - 05:23 AM
GUEST 14 Jan 07 - 06:04 AM
GUEST,old git 14 Jan 07 - 07:05 AM
cptsnapper 14 Jan 07 - 03:22 PM
GUEST,cindy kent 02 Aug 10 - 04:17 PM
GUEST,Geoffrey Srodzinski 19 Jul 11 - 04:46 PM
GUEST,pete from seven stars link 20 Jul 11 - 03:44 PM
glueman 04 May 12 - 04:51 PM
Smedley 04 May 12 - 05:17 PM
GUEST,Richard Varcoe 25 Mar 15 - 07:26 PM
Mr Red 26 Mar 15 - 05:55 AM
GUEST,Wildthings 21 Nov 16 - 10:37 AM
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Subject: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 04:21 PM

Anyone remember the Settlers who sang the The Lightening Tree theme of Follyfoot in the early 1970's, what ever happened to them ?


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Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: IanC
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 04:56 PM

Amazing - I've just come back from the Straw Bear at Whittlesey and I'm asking myself exactly the same question ... where are the Settlers.

;-)
Ian


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Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: Anniecat
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 06:01 PM

Did they not go off and bring Express Relief to Indigestion Sufferers ??


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Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: Folkiedave
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 06:11 PM

I quite fancied Cindy Kent at the time.

Type Cindy Kent into Google and you will find out what happened to them......the words God and Cliff Richard come into it...


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Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: Scrump
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 06:25 PM

They made some very good "pop-folk" records in the 1960s but never really broke through like the Seekers (with whom they were often compared, havinga female vocalist and being "folky"). I like them, anyway (and I like the Seekers too!)

May not be "cool" in the folk world but who gives a toss - they were good! (IMO of course)


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Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: eddie1
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 07:46 PM

I always liked them and was deeply in love with Cindy Kent.

A music shop in Glasgow was asked to order a L/H Martin tenor guitar for the left-handed tenor guitar player who paid a deposit on what was a special order. By the time it arrived the group had broken up so the shop had it on sale in the window with the price, which started at about £500 IIRC, coming down by about £100 a year. I wonder if they ever sold it. How many left-handed tenor guitarists are there after all?

Eddie


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Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: breezy
Date: 14 Jan 07 - 04:38 AM

Guitars are ambidextrous!!, all you do is turn the nuts and saddle around i.e. if the gooves are made to fit then restring.

But if, on the other hand....


Scotsman went to heaven

St Peter asked 'Where you from?'

'Glasgow' came the reply

'Sod off ' said St Peter,   'We're not making porridge for one'


Heard Derek Brimstone tell it at our club


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Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: eddie1
Date: 14 Jan 07 - 05:03 AM

Thanks for the porridge joke - the old ones are always the best!
Forgot to say that the L/H tenor guitar had a pickup installed with tone & vlume controls on the left segment of the lower bout. The pick-guard was also set up for L/H playing - not much use to a R/H player unless there was a R/H Jimi Hendrix type who had always wanted an electric Martin tenor guitar!

The shop was called Biggars IIRC.

Eddie


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Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 14 Jan 07 - 05:23 AM

In the late 70s John Fyfe (banjo) ran The Hope Inn at Sedgefield, County Durham. He was always friendly and gave my 2nd wife and I a bottle of Champagne for our wedding. He played at a charity concert I compered using a 4 string Martin copy guitar. Last I heard he was running The Sun Inn at Wackerfield also in County Durham.
That's my twopennorth for what it's worth.


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Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jan 07 - 06:04 AM

So where are the Settlers ?


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Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 14 Jan 07 - 07:05 AM

I was at college in Birmingham with John and Mick...that would put them in their 60s now. Cindy definitely went into Sunday morning religious broadcasts, but don't know what happened to the fellows. They left before completing their teaching certificates in order to take up a recording contract...wonder if they ever ended up in teaching after all


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Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: cptsnapper
Date: 14 Jan 07 - 03:22 PM

i seem to remember that John eventually ran something like a country or health type club in the early 80's. To the best of my knowledge he wasn't singing & I seem to remember him saying that he felt too nervous to do so which is a shame because he had a fantastic voice.


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Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: GUEST,cindy kent
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 04:17 PM

Hi - let me tell you what happened to us!
Sadly Mike Jones died 2 years ago from throat cancer.
Geoff Srodzinski married a Dutch girl and lives in Holland where he's a piano tuner and does gigs.
John Fyffe did indeed move into the public house business, now owning an hotel - The Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel - which is lovely - and he still gigs.
I'm now an ordained Anglican Priest - at a church in North London - and still broadcast, mainly for Premier Christian Radio. Tune into my late-night phone-in show 11pm to 1am - SKY 0123 Freeview 725 or Premier National Digital.

ps thanks to those who used to be in love with me! ;-o)
Twitter revcindy1


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Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: GUEST,Geoffrey Srodzinski
Date: 19 Jul 11 - 04:46 PM

Yes, I am still around, tuning, repairing, and renovating pianos in Holland, where I live with my Dutch wife Gerry. It may seem like a pretty dull way to earn a living, but every piano is different, just like the owners, the vast majority of whom are very pleasant people.
I see John (Fyffe) regularly enough - desptie the water in between - and I do play with him both here in Holland and on visits to good old Blighty. Contacts with Cindy (Kent) are frequent, but mostly on a she/he-mail basis, or over the phone. We got together to write a song for poor old Mike (Jones), who died a few years ago after a long illness. The song is called "Song For Mike", and it is included on my first solo album "I'd Like.......Geoffrey Srodzinski." Catchy title, what? Want a copy? Send a e-mail to gsrodzinski@hetnet.nl, and I will get back to you. I am still in touch with my old flat mate Tony Hooper (of Strawbs' fame).


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Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 20 Jul 11 - 03:44 PM

i got a vynil record of the settlers at a boot sale recently and was very pleased with it.i have listened to cindy on premier sometimes.she seems very fond of tamborines on record.
being a humble soul,i dont think i,ve heard her play settlers on her shows on radio.


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Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: glueman
Date: 04 May 12 - 04:51 PM

http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=20333


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Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: Smedley
Date: 04 May 12 - 05:17 PM

"Liturgical dance wear" ?????


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Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: GUEST,Richard Varcoe
Date: 25 Mar 15 - 07:26 PM

John Fyffe alive and well and living not far from me! I am in Barnard Castle.
He went on to buy and run a successful hotel in Northumberland.
Now retired and enjoying life!


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Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: Mr Red
Date: 26 Mar 15 - 05:55 AM

funnily enough, in the mid 80's a colleague told me that when he went to Hereford Hospital for a tennis elbow cortizone injection he recognised the doctor but took a while to place her. She confirmed it, he said.

Despite that the cortizine treatment (as per usual) was not an unmitigate success. It did not bring Express Reilief






I'll get my tennis togs............


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Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: GUEST,Wildthings
Date: 21 Nov 16 - 10:37 AM

Happy memories here. Started reminiscing when we heard a recording of Early Morning Rain (not Settlers) over a posh breakfast on my 70th birthday. That kickstarted much googling on The Settlers. They were fabulous. My husband booked them for a YMCA gig around 1964. That started us following them around and enjoying their records. Last saw Cindy at a CRE exhibion


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Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Settlers ?
From: GUEST,Indigo 2000
Date: 27 Nov 16 - 06:14 PM

Actually, the settlers are doing a gig in Sheerness on 10th December 2016. I believe lightening tree will be sung. May be the last time to see them together. John still has an amazing voice.


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