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Posted By: Les in Chorlton
15-Jan-07 - 05:56 AM
Thread Name: What ever happened to the Spinners ?
Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Spinners ?
I'm not sure if fashionable is the right word, but it was certainly common to knock the Spinners from about 1964 onwards.

Like thousands of others they brought me to folk music. I had seen Robin and Jimmy, Pete Seeger and various others on TV. But an article in the Liverpool took a gang of us to Liverpool Phil and so to the folk clubs of Liverpool.

Jaqui and Bridie, Pete McGovern, The Bothy, The Kings Shilling, the amazing Tony Wilson(?) who ran a singers club on a Saturday night naer the tunnel entrance, Willy Russel, Andy Seagroat, Bernie Davies, Tom Brown and John Howson and so many more. I guess we would have disvovered them with out the Spinners but they did create a public face of folk music that led to all the other things that were going on.