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GUEST,andymac Seeking Paul Robeson stories (28) RE: Seeking Paul Robeson stories 01 Apr 02

Logged on and noticed this thread. I never met the great man but here in Glasgow there are many people who did and I've heard several stories of him 2nd hand from them. e.g. The time he was booked for a concert in Glasgow City Halls but the American govt. wouldn't let him travel. Instead tyhe concert took place with Paul Robeson singing in the US to an obscure radio station which then was broadcast to the capacity crowd (2000+) in the City Halls. People who were therte informed me that you couldn't move for the crowd who had only a pair of speakers on stage. That was the power of the man and of his appeal across here. I also have seen photos of his concert in Queen's Park (I think ) in the late 50s which again was filled to capacity but heard no stories of it.

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