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BTNG popularisation and commercialisation of roots/trad (123* d) RE: popularisation and commercialisation of roots/trad 18 Nov 11

Ewan MacColl made no secret of the fact that he disliked every single cover version of his song, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.The song entered the pop mainstream when it was released by the Kingston Trio on its 1962 hit album New Frontier, and many many others had coverd the song, the most famous or infamous depending your point of view, was cover was that of Roberta Flack in 1972 Despite his complaining, he seemed to make a fair bit of dosh from the royalties.

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