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GUEST,Dazbo at work Singer South Shields Marine & Tech Coll (11) Singer South Shields Marine & Tech Coll 03 Sep 08


In the dim and distant past that is my youth I was a student at the South Shields Marine and Technical College, funnily enough in South Shields (on Tyneside). We had a student bar (MarTech) which had entertainment on a fairly regular basis. I remember a singer (and perhaps songwriter) who played there at least twice in my time there 1980 and 81.

I've begun to wonder (out of idle curiosity) who he was. I've no recollection of any name at all - drunk on black velvet I wouldn't wonder - and if he has a prescence here. All I can remember is that he was probably in his 30/40s, dark haired, played a large acoustic guitar and sung "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" and (IIRC) a song about a british soldier in Northern Ireland who threw himself on a handgrenade to save the lives of an Irish family.


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