Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
[b]"Pentangle live, around 1970. Hunting Song".
Thanks for this hauntingly beautiful by artists I'd never been aware of before. They seem so young....[/b]
In 1965 they WERE young. Bert Jansch died in 2011 of throat cancer (age 67), John Renbourn died this year so the only ones I know alive are Danny Thompson, Jacqui McShee and her husband the drummer,Terry Cox.
Like the Weavers, dead and gone now, The original, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, Lee Hays, Fred Hellerman. The only one alive now is Fred.
Both groups were my hero's in the 60's and 70's.
I assume you know about the Weavers getting blackballed in 1952 or thereabouts, accused of being communist. As a group, they never recovered. Pete went on to fame and fortune and Ronnie continued to make records as well as Fred but Lee died early on from problems with diabetes, It was so sad, their last appearance at Carnegie Hall, Lee had already had both legs amputated and was in wheel chair with a little table in front of him with cloth covering the fact he had no legs. That was incredibly sad.
It was a very poignant concert and there was a film made of it, which we saw. Did not see the actual concert.
Found this about their very last performance, pete was a mere 85 ATT🙂
Here is a bit about pentangle: