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Questions and Answers
From: Paul Kehoe via email
A: The interview production on Peter Yarrow is complete. The interview with the Trio and individual interviews with Mary and Noel are in production - - also, a special one-on-one interview with Noel about the "Wedding Song." FMA needs to do three more interviews to complete the PP&M project: Fred Weintraub [Bitter End]; Milton Glaser [cover design] and folk artist, Len Chandler. Streaming Audio "Voice Clips" will be available on the PP&M page - - FMA is in need of funding to produce and provide voice interview clips on the website. From start to finish the archive research, interviews and production will have taken two years - - Management, Peter, Noel and Mary . . . and Warner Bros. were very helpful. email@example.com
A: In 1961 Life Magazine published an article on
The Kingston Trio. That article mentioned a shortage of over one hundred
thousand dollars in a publishing company they jointly owned. According to an
article in a 1977 interview with Peninsula Magazine, Dave Guard elaborated and
cited those conditions of careless management. For archival disclosure, Folk
Music Archives never had the opportunity to interview DG before his untimely
A: Folk Music Archives had the
same question, so we went right to the source: Fred
Weintraub if you have other questions about The
Bitter End - - please let FMA know!
The menu: FMA features a larger picture of both the menu and proverb on the
"Bitter End" page.
From: Susan Demarest, Palm Beach, Florida
A: FMA asked Oscar Brand your question during a three hour interview recorded at WNYC on Tuesday, January 9th. Harry Belefonte was an unknown folkie in the Village - - he opened a small hamburger shop with the notion that if people liked his food they would come hear him sing. The hamburgers were good, but the calypso music was better.
A: In 1955, Pete Seeger wrote the first three verses from the melody of a Russian Poem while on a plane from Oberlin College. Years later, Joe Hickerson, a former student at Oberin and head of the folk music club when Pete performed there in '55, wrote the last two verses - - Joe was a camp counselor in upstate New York. FMA has interviewed Pete, Joe, KT and PP&M - - your question is a good one, but which group sang it first - - and where? Click Where Have All The Flowers Gone to find the answer and read interview excerpts.
From: John Gottlieb, San Antonio, Texas
A: A typical "coffee house" in Greenwich Village could not get a liquor license, so the menu featured coffee, hot and cold drinks and ice cream. The Bitter End launched the careers of many, including PP&M, Bill Cosby and Woody Allen - - despite the critics - - you were on your way if the menu featured your name: PP&M had "Ice Cider Jublee" for $1.30.
From: Sandy Marsh, Chicago, Illinois
A: According to Pete in his 1999 interview with FMA, the success of the Weavers after their 1955 Carnegie Hall reunion allowed them to make "our own choices about where we would sing and what we wanted to sing." Eventually, Pete wanted to "sing more on my own and spend more time with Tochie [his wife] and the children." Pete asked Erik Darling to take his place. Several years later in 1963, Erik helped in the revival of the Newport Folk Festival, with other committee performers of Theo Bikel, Jean Ritchie, Clarence Cooper, Bill Clifton, Peter Yarrow and Pete Seeger.
From: Jay Snyder, San Diego
A: The song he performed at Newport was "Maggie's Farm."
["Who Killed Davey Moore" was performed when he first played with Pete
Seeger at Carnegie Hall.] Like Bob, there is no
single or correct answer. One thing is certain - - it changed the music scene
forever! There are differences from what really happened and current
recollections. I first asked Pete Seeger this question at his cabin in 1972 - -
- I asked him again in 1999. Four important recent interviews tell different versions of that
historic afternoon: Pete Seeger, Oscar
Brand, Peter Yarrow and Noel [Paul] Stookey.
This is such an important question, FMA has provided interview excerpts -
- just click on Bob Dylan. The entire interviews are
available through the Library of Congress American Folklife
Center. Through the efforts of many - - - I hope to talk with Bob this
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