Publisher: Pluto Press
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2012. Hardcover. The definitive biography of the folk legend and left-wing activist. Num Pages: 456 pages, 40 b & w photographs. BIC Classification: AVGH; BGF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 238 x 158 x 30. Weight in Grams: 790. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780745332529
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.
Bert Lloydis more than an account of A.L. Lloyd's key part in the folk music revival of the 1950s and '60s. 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 thirties to his death in 1982. Following his return from Australia as a 21 year-old, self-educated agricultural laborer, 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.
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, Surrey Life, Melody Maker, Words International, The Folk Music Journal, English Dance and Song, The Stage, Encyclopaedia Britannica, New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
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