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Table of Contents

List of photographs
Foreword by Richard Thompson
1. The Beginning
2. A Telegram to Hitler
3. 1936 and All That
4. Down to the Sea in Ships
5. Working for Auntie
6. Bertie Badfruit
7. Picture Post and Army Life
8. The Singing Englishman
9. Croom's Hill
10. The English Folk Song and Dance Society
11. Ramblers and Bold Miners
12. Back to the Beeb
13. Writing and Recording in the Fifties
14. The Folk Survival of the Fittest
15. The Radio Ballads
16. The Folk Revival
17. The Singing Sixties
18. Teaching and Filmmaking
19. Fare Thee Well
20. A Final Assemblage of Memories
Bibliography and Select Discography

About the Author

Dave Arthur has gained a considerable reputation as a researcher, collector, writer and broadcaster of English song, music and folklore. He edited English Dance and Song for twenty years, and in 2003 was awarded the EFDSS Gold Badge for services to folk music. His writing has appeared in The Times, the Independent, Melody Maker, Words International, the Folk Music Journal, English Dance and Song, the Stage, Encyclopaedia Britannica and New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.


'When everyone else was listening to Cream, I was listening to A. L. Lloyd' -- Frank Zappa
'I'm old enough and have been close enough to many of the events recounted in this thoroughly but sympathetically researched book to recognise the ring of truth when I hear it' -- Bill Leader, legendary record producer
'As broadcaster, scholar, collector and singer, Bert Lloyd was one of the truly inspirational characters of Britain's 20th century music history. Dave Arthur's biography captures his complexity and energy with affection and unflinching honesty' -- David Toop, author of Ocean of Sound (2001) and Sinister Resonance (2010).
'A. L. Lloyd was a catalyst, a man who made things happen, divided opinion, enthused, annoyed, embraced and attracted immense loyalty. This book will please and astonish those who read it' -- Malcolm Taylor OBE, Library Director, English Folk Dance and Song Society

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