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Thread #98045   Message #1937320
Posted By: Tootler
15-Jan-07 - 11:26 AM
Thread Name: What ever happened to the Spinners ?
Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Spinners ?
My wife (girlfriend in those days) and I used to go to Spinners Concerts regularly in the 1960's.

We saw them at Middlesbrough Town Hall on their farewell tour in the early 80's. They were still as good then.

I saw Hughie Jones last Summer at the Festival on the Moor - a good evening. Pity there weren't more there, though the FotM is admittedly quite a small festival.

I first got interested in Folk Music via Peter Paul and Mary and Bob Dylan. The Spinners were my introduction to the folk music of my own country. Their style was always very accessible, but I don't see them as ever having "sold out" as some seem to think. They set out to entertain their audiences and unlike some, were not too purist or precious about the music. Their repertoire was pretty much the same in they type of songs they did the first time I saw them and the last time.