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Obit: Jim Radford (1928-2020) - UK Songwriter

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Dave the Gnome 08 Nov 20 - 01:02 PM
Steve Gardham 08 Nov 20 - 01:39 PM
Raggytash 08 Nov 20 - 02:39 PM
Pete from seven stars link 08 Nov 20 - 03:20 PM
The Sandman 08 Nov 20 - 03:40 PM
Sandra in Sydney 08 Nov 20 - 05:32 PM
RTim 08 Nov 20 - 06:35 PM
GeoffLawes 08 Nov 20 - 07:02 PM
Acorn4 09 Nov 20 - 03:56 AM
Raggytash 09 Nov 20 - 04:32 AM
GUEST,Chris Roche 09 Nov 20 - 10:22 AM
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Subject: Obit: Jim Radford
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Nov 20 - 01:02 PM

Sad to see that Jim Radford has passed away. The Normandy landings didn't get him but Covid 19 did :-(

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Radford

I played Shores of Normandy today in respect

Condolences to his family and friends.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Radford
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 08 Nov 20 - 01:39 PM

Yes, very sad. Jim was always a welcome visitor to his native Hull and for the last few years an everpresent at the Hull Folk and Maritime Festival. We'll keep his memory secure.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Radford (1928-2020) - UK Songwriter
From: Raggytash
Date: 08 Nov 20 - 02:39 PM

I had the good fortune to meet Jim when he was promoting a film about the trawler men who risked their lives during WW2 which was being played in the venue I managed.

I have seldom met a kinder more open man. I also had the good fortune to share a few pints with him after the show.

Rest easy Jim you were one of a rare breed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Radford (1928-2020) - UK Songwriter
From: Pete from seven stars link
Date: 08 Nov 20 - 03:20 PM

I knew Jim Redford from blackheath folk club where he was very popular , and though I’m not much into shanties his delivery and story’s made it interesting to me . I remember him as having an interest in others performances , which was not a prominent quality of every performer there


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Radford (1928-2020) - UK Songwriter
From: The Sandman
Date: 08 Nov 20 - 03:40 PM

Very Sad, an interesting, kind man, a good listener, I will miss him Condolences to his family and friends


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Radford (1928-2020) - UK Songwriter
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 08 Nov 20 - 05:32 PM

D-Day 70 Years On, Jim Radford, BBC 2014
Song for Normandy D-Day 75th anniversary Jim Radford

RIP


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Radford (1928-2020) - UK Songwriter
From: RTim
Date: 08 Nov 20 - 06:35 PM

I never got to meet him I am sorry to say, and we have been mistaken for each other on occasion, and we were not related......I am sorry he is gone, but that is all our end over time; if there is a Folk Song Club in the sky....we will probably share a song or two there sometime.
RIP - Jim

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Radford (1928-2020) - UK Songwriter
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 08 Nov 20 - 07:02 PM

A sad loss

Jim Radford - The Shores of Normandy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Radford (1928-2020) - UK Songwriter
From: Acorn4
Date: 09 Nov 20 - 03:56 AM

Used to love listening to and chatting with Jim at Sussex Song and Ale. The youngest British serviceman present at the D-Day landings of 1944 being 15 at the time. RIP Jim.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Radford (1928-2020) - UK Songwriter
From: Raggytash
Date: 09 Nov 20 - 04:32 AM

I think Jim would tell you he wasn't a "British serviceman" but a member of the Merchant Navy.

He was quite specific on that when we talked about it.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Radford (1928-2020) - UK Songwriter
From: GUEST,Chris Roche
Date: 09 Nov 20 - 10:22 AM

Sad at the passing of Jim crossing the bar he was a friend we had much in common, I am writing the obit for the magazine Folk London it will appear in their next issue Jim saw things that as a lad he should not have done. It coloured his life although he served in the RN for 8 years and after became a peace campaigner/protester he was not a pacifist, an early member of the Committee of 100 he fought a number of campaigns in the UK very publicly, anti war and for the homeless his politics were to the left of Genghis Khan

His name will live long in the songs, Shores of Normandy - Tattie Lads - The Merchant Seaman the first based on his own experiences - the second his brother Fred who served in Rescue tugs - The last for his brother Jack who died at sea in 1940 aged 18 and for all 30000 merchant seamen lost without a grave during WW2.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Radford (1928-2020) - UK Songwriter
From: Acorn4
Date: 09 Nov 20 - 01:26 PM

Raggytash - you're quite correct - my conversation with him was some time ago.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Radford (1928-2020) - UK Songwriter
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 10 Nov 20 - 09:34 AM

Sad news. My condolences go to all those who know and love him. I have entered him into the Mudcat Memoriam thread. RIP Jim.


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