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Posted By: PHJim
01-Oct-10 - 01:21 PM
Thread Name: Toronto 60s music scene: were you there?
Subject: RE: Toronto 60s music scene: were you there?
Gord's partner in the Two Tones was Terry Whelen (sp?). I saw the Two Tones at Mariposa in 1961 and/or 1962. Gord played a tenor guitar and Terry played a baritone ukulele.
A couple of years later, when Mariposa was held in Maple Leaf Stadium, some of us got rousted by the police for sleeping in parks and Terry Whelen offered his back yard as a sleeping spot. I recall there were about 20 guitar/banjo toting kids sleeping in his yard.

That was a great festival with Gord Lightfoot, Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James, Gary Davis, Buffy St. Maie, Joni Anderson, David Rea, The Greenbriar Boys...

Does anyone know where Al Cromwell is? He was very prominent on the Toronto/Hamilton folk scene in the early sixties, but I haven't heard anything about him for many years.