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Posted By: Fred McCormick
14-Sep-09 - 11:02 AM
Thread Name: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Derek, congratulations. You're the first person I've ever met who admits to having grown up in Crosby :-).

Actually, MacColl and Seeger seem to have had a penchant for clashing with football matches in Liverpool. The first time I ever saw them was at Jacquie and Bridie's Coach House Club in the Dingle in 1966. The world cup was being played in England that year and Liverpool's Anfield ground was that night the venue for an important game involving England. The devil only knows where MacColl and Seeger put up, because every scrap of accommodation had been booked out long before. I do recall that they arrived very late though, as a result of tangling with all the traffic.

Bob Dylan was also in town that night, doing a photoshoot in the north end of Liverpool. But that's another story.