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Jackson C. Frank documentary on the BBC

Discussion in 'General' started by scotpaulabear, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    On this Tuesday morning (20/11) at 11:30am on BBC 4... I figured this was on-topic for Roy fans!

    Laura Barton reveals a lost gem of British folk music and tells the poignant story of its creator, Jackson C Frank.

    With insurance money from a childhood accident Jackson C Frank migrated from New York to London in the mid-'60s, where his first album was produced by another ascendant young songwriter called Paul Simon. It was warmly received and Frank is spoken of as an influence on a generation of British folk performers.

    And then, it seems, he disappeared from view. Little was heard from Jackson C Frank for decades.

    Laura Barton speaks to some of those who knew him to find out about the lost years and the tragedy of the life of Jackson C Frank.

    Featuring Jackson C Frank's friends Al Stewart, John Renbourn, Jim Abbott and John Kay.


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