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Thread #162880   Message #3886301
Posted By: FreddyHeadey
01-Nov-17 - 09:28 PM
Thread Name: BBC Radio this week
Subject: RE: BBC Radio this week
available Nov 2017 (first broadcast 2012)

Jackson C Frank

With insurance money from a childhood accident Jackson C Frank migrated from New York to London in the mid-'60s, where his first album was produced by another ascendant young songwriter called Paul Simon. It was warmly received and Frank is spoken of as an influence on a generation of British folk performers.

And then, it seems, he disappeared from view. Little was heard from Jackson C Frank for decades.

Laura Barton speaks to some of those who knew him to find out about the lost years and the tragedy of the life of Jackson C Frank.

Featuring Jackson C Frank's friends Al Stewart, John Renbourn, Jim Abbott and John Kay.

Producer: Martin Williams. ~30min