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Thread #64551   Message #1060504
Posted By: Dave Sutherland
25-Nov-03 - 07:52 AM
Thread Name: Remembering Fred Jordan, 22/11, CSH
Subject: RE: Remembering Fred Jordan, 22/11, CSH
Sounds like it was a brilliant day from all that I have heard; unfortunately some of us couldn't get out of working. However, a Fred story that I should have sent of when they were being requested last April.
It was at the National Festival in 1991 and at the end of the Family Barn Dance people were asking where was Fred to sing the final song. The question was answered as we went from the main hall into the bar where Fred was seated underneath the dart board singing "Rose Of Allendale". As we congregated around the door in silence our youngest one who was three at that time wandered off and stood directly in front of Fred. As we froze with embarrassment, expecting to be banished from the National for life, Fred simply took both of his hands in his own and carried on singing. There was then a flurry of activity as many of the crowd attempted to get out their cameras for this shot only for our daughter, some six years older and sensing our initial plight rushed across to retrieve him to the collective groans of the aspiring photographers. I often wonder if anyone actually got a photograph them both, since it was neither posed or contrived, just a natural occurance; as well as a wonderful memory of a great singer and great character.