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GUEST,Rod Davis Tony Murphy: does anyone recognize this name? (19) RE: Tony Murphy: does anyone recognize this name? 23 Jun 17


I just heard with great regret about Tony Murphy. An old mate who used to cadge a lift home off me late at night, then we'd sit outside his house arguing politics for another half hour or more! In 1965 the BBC made a film called "The Singing City" and there were a few scenes filmed at the Walton Labour Club. Pete McGovern can be seen 1 min 30 secs into the film, then again at 2m 50, singing "In my Liverpool Home", accompanied by the Johnny Good Trio - we were a bluegrass group so it wasn't exactly our material. Johnny was on guitar, Dave Gould on banjo and myself on fiddle. At 35min 30 secs Tony Murphy is to be found singing the entire "Orange and Green" accompanied by Stan Ambrose on tin whistle and Johnny on guitar. Other faces just about recognisable in the background include   Dave Gould's wife Natalie, Pete McGovern's wife, "Nina and Frederick" aka Norman and ???   
This is on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTDzhwhLD6s
Hope you all enjoy this and raise a glass to Tony in memory of a great character and a great song! - Rod


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