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Well spotted! I do love Olly Oakley and there are only a handful of photographs of him available. Can I also just say how generous it was for John Field to gift his BMG magazines to the Classic banjo community - and I can't imagine what a labour intensive business it was to scan them all into the computer. So, thank you! I am sitting up in bed with a coffee looking at a Roy Smeck edition when really I should be getting on with my 'Jobs' list :)
Yes, thank you John and thank you Carrie for spotting the JOHN FIELD BMG LIBRARY. This is still in final testing and I will be releasing it to the unsuspecting world next week. :-)
Oh yes, the scanning as great fun !!!!!!!
Sorry if I've got in early before the launch - I can't believe you are scanning all these documents. I am continually blown away by the generosity of the Classic banjo community.
Also, how cool does William J Ball look on the cover of July 1970!
Thanks for the kind comments, as it was just a 'bit' of work to create the LIBRARY !
You are also right, Carrie, about how standards have slipped.
Back in the good old days it was compulsory to wear a DJ and bow-tie when playing Classic Style, don't you know ?! :-)
Also take a look here: Click LINK: George Morris
I notice that John Field was involved in this discussion too.
Could someone tell me what "L.R.A.M" means?
Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music
He was not just good at the banjo, but a clever clogs too ;-)
Ah! Thanks Ian, I'll give the interview a listen this afternoon.
-Joel Hooks, C.B.N.W.C. (Classic Banjo Ning Website Contributor).