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Thread #101458   Message #2051658
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
14-May-07 - 03:25 PM
Thread Name: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
Peter Bellamy wasn't joking when he sold his own dubbed merchandise. Far from it. He was acting 'illegally', yes, but this was because he didn't own the rights to some of his own material which people wanted but which Mr Bulmer refused to release or sell back. So Peter created a cottage industry and sold cassettes at gigs.

Some of this, such as extracts from the Trailer LP Tell It Like It Was, Green Linnet stuff and outtakes from Both Sides Then and Fair Annie have appeared on the Free Reed retrospective Wake The Vaulted Echoes. But almost 16 years after his untimely death, some of his work still remains unavailable.

If you ask me (no-one did), we owe it to his memory, and that of Lal Waterson and of Tony Rose (Pete was a guest artist on his Young Hunting) to continue the struggle for simple justice.