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Scotus Happy! Jan 17 (Matt McGinn 1928-1977) (6) RE: Happy! Jan 17 (Matt McGinn) 17 Jan 06


Oh, Abby - you bring back many happy memories!

Not least sharing a car journey from Dunfermline to Elie with Matt in John Watt's Austin A40 during which we got the full McGinn treatment. This would have been around 1966, I think.

I always thought that Billy Connolly owed an enormous debt to Matt - many of Billy's weirder characters seem to me to come straight from Matt!

Pete Seeger often included Matt's songs in his performances and championed him around the world.

I would highly recommend the book you mention 'McGinn of the Calton' to anyone, but caution that you are likely to suffer split sides within a few pages!

Jack Beck


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