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Posted By: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
21-Nov-16 - 06:16 PM
Thread Name: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Yes, a heads-up for Tony Wilson. I owe everything I know about presentation and making an 'occasion' of every event to Tony. Allied to his showmanship was a deep and eclectic knowledge which he was always willing to share.
He asked me to become a Bothy FSC Resident in February 1974 and a year later I stood in as Organiser for him when he went on a teaching secondment to Hull. I'm still doing that 6-month stint(he assured me that's all it would be) now!
He was fearless, a veritable force of nature and he told it like it was. He is missed as indeed are Stan Ambrose and Dave Boardman, 2 more of the original Bothy Folk. However the Club they founded 52 years back is still going strong and I think that they'd all take pride in that.