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Friday and Saturday are usually good days for reading the Guardian and there are a few items of interest today

Van Morrison is interviewed about his early days and influences, around the forthcoming Lead Belly Fest at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 15 June featuring Van, Eric Burdon, Paul Jones, Eric Bibb, Jools Holland etc. In the interview Van is remarkably forthcoming and cheerful

John Boorman the Citizen 63 man, has an interview talking about his new movie Queen & Country  which is a post-war follow-up to his wartime reminiscence Hope & Glory

Finally, there is an obituary of Guy Carawan folk singer and political activist from the 1950s/60s and the man who ‘found’ the Black American song that became “We Shall Overcome” and was adopted as the anthem of the Civil Rights movement. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Carawan etc

PS: the Pompey News carries a front page story today that the Council has done a deal to sell the naming rights of the tower at Gunwharf to the Emirates. I thought that was Arsenal’s ground (?) but it occurred to me that given the curved shape of the tower we could abreviate that, and take to calling it the Arse …

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Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

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