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Thread #122842   Message #2704514
Posted By: Fred McCormick
20-Aug-09 - 06:41 AM
Thread Name: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Jerry O'Reilly. Joyce asks if Paul Simon played at the Green Moose. I don't remember him playing at the Green Moose but I do remember him playing in Jim Pedan's club in Sampson and Barlow's sometime in 1964/65. Jim's group were called The Calton Three if I remember rightly.

That was the very first time I ever went to a folk club. September 1965. Sampson and Barlow's was in London Road, and the club used to be in a cellar with hot water pipes running across the ceiling. The resident band was indeed the Calton three. Jim and Shirley Peden and Cy Baxter. Cy dropped out shortly afterwards and his placed was taken by the enormous John Kaneen. Yup, Big John from the Isle of Mon.

If I remember correctly, the same establishment was also the home of the Washhouse which was run on a Saturday night by Pete McGovern.