Post by williammcgregor on May 27, 2017 6:52:23 GMT
The Settlers seemed to be in quite a few TV shows in the 60's and early 70's here's a few (sadly all missing)...
1. Thank Your Lucky Stars 22/6/65 The Settlers, Billy Jay Kramer and The Dakotas, Unit 4 + 2 2. Doddy's Music Box 18/2/67 The Settlers, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich 3. Holiday Song 20/8/67 - 1/10/67 4. The Golden Shot, episodes 1/6/69, 1/8/71, 11/6/72, 25/6/72, 26/8/73 5. Show Of The North 12/9/70 The Settlers, The Strawbs.. 6. Beyond Belief Series 1 19/4/70 The Settlers, Melvyn Hayes.. 7. Maggie's Place 22/8/70 The Settlers, Shari Lewis, Billy Dainty.. 8. Scotch Corner 13/6/73 and 19/12/73 9. Lift Off With Ayshea 15/7/74 The Settlers, The Sweet.. 10 Settlers at City Hall 23/12/75
I couldn’t find anything online about “My Kind of Folk”. The best source for information about the series will be issues of “TV Times” (Southern TV region) from early 1966, but I don’t have access to copies of these.
I did find information about guests who appeared on “Sing Out with The Settlers”, a lunchtime music show made by Tyne Tees, which was broadcast across the ITV network in 1973. It’s possible that some of these guests also appeared with the Settlers in “My Kind of Folk” in 1966.
03 Jan 1973: Roger Whittaker 10 Jan 1973: Los Zafiros 17 Jan 1973: Bonnie Dobson 24 Jan 1973: The McCalmans 31 Jan 1973: Lyn and Graham McCarthy 07 Feb 1973: Wally Whyton 14 Feb 1973: Friday Brown 21 Feb 1973: Johnny Silvo and David Moses 28 Feb 1973: Diz Disley 07 Mar 1973: The Lorne Gibson Trio 14 Mar 1973: The McCalmans 21 Mar 1973: Foggy (a.k.a. Foggy Dew-O) 28 Mar 1973: The Marion Segal Trio 04 April 1973: No special guests
It appears that the complete series of “Sing Out with the Settlers” is held at the BFI.
I found a snippet of information about “My Kind Of Folk” in “The Stage” (16 September 1965):
Terry Yarwood will be directing My Kind Of Folk, a series introduced by George Melly, and featuring folk music, blues and jazz. The resident team will include The Settlers, Weston Gavin and Davy Graham.
The series also gets a very brief mention in Colin Harper’s excellent book “Dazzling Stranger: Bert Jansch and the British Folk and Blues Revival”. In one of the footnotes, Harper provides an overview of folk music on mid-Sixties British TV:
Out in the regions George Melly was fronting My Kind Of Folk for Southern TV, Ulster TV had Swinging Folk, TWW had Folk In The West, while Grampian TV had won the Italia Prize with their documentary An Impression Of Love, featuring Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger.
It appears that quite a few folk music series from that era are now missing.