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Posted By: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
11-Oct-09 - 07:25 AM
Thread Name: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Tony changed monikers to give son Nicholas, the same name as his mother I think!!!! When born, there was no way Tony could deny parentship - flaming red hair, same features - all he needed was a beard! Pat came back from abroad and as in the best of ballads placed the young lad in Wilson's arms and said, amongst other things I'd guess, "he's yours." They were happy as a family unit for some years.
Wasn't Folk News realised by Roy Webster (husband of Sue - former member of Jack Ketch Band) and Lew Baxter? Lew was what would now be called a mover and shaker.
The Bothy absorbed Tony for a good while, until CAMRA took over. By that time, in the mid-'70s the Club was doing fine with a strong Resident panel whereas CAMRA was a fledging organisation which could, Tony felt, probably rightly, use his energies to better effect. What energies too! He is much missed.