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Author Arthur, Dave.

Title Bert : the life and times of A.L. Lloyd / Dave Arthur in association with the English Folk Dance and Song Society
Published London : Pluto, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 424 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents 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 Dance and Song 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
Summary Folk singer and folk music collector, writer, painter, journalist, art critic, whalerman, sheep station roustabout, Marxist, and much more - this is the story of A.L. (Bert) Lloyd's extraordinary life. A.L. Lloyd played a key part in the folk music revival of the 1950s and 60s, but that is only part of his story. Dave Arthur documents how Lloyd became a member of the Communist Party, forceful antifascist, trade unionist and an important part of left-wing culture from the early 1930s to his death in 1982. Following his return from Australia as a 21-year-old, self-educated agricultural labourer, he was at the heart of the most important left-wing movements and highly respected for his knowledge in various fields. Dave Arthur recounts the life of a creative, passionate and life-loving Marxist, and in so doing provides a social history of a turbulent twentieth century
Notes Includes notes
Published in association with the English Folk Dance and Song Society
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Lloyd, A. L. (Albert Lancaster), 1908-1982.
Folk singers -- England -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0745332528
1849646708 (electronic bk.)
9781849646703 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Life and times of A.L. Lloyd