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Thread #32874   Message #435361
Posted By: Irish sergeant
07-Apr-01 - 04:05 PM
Thread Name: Kingston trio--a place in history
Subject: RE: Kingston trio--a place in history
I came to be a musician in my thirties. I started listening to folk music at the tender age of four in 1959. And yes friend it was the Kingston Trio and Peter, Paul and Mary. There are people who find it fashionable to bash both groups but I am not one of them. It's also fashionable in some circles to bash the Irish Rovers or whatever they're calling themselves now as not being authentic traditional Irish music. Again I'm not in that group. Music is a highly interperative medium just as writing is. I might not write tracts for the Aryan Brotherhood but I might for the Republican party even though I am not Republican. And yes, I expect to get paid. If you're getting free beer to sing, you're still getting paid. That's called commercialism. Talent deserves reward and music is a deversified, interpretive field. I say well done to the Kingston Trio. They got the brass ring and introduced a lot of us to Folk music. that is worth a place in history. And let's face it, they enjoy what they do. Just my $.02 worth. Kindest Reguards, Neil