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Odetta dies 2 December 2008

PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:42 pm
by John Crosby
Just heard that Odetta passed on 2 December. She had been ill for some time (see Nigel W's earlier thread when she was hospitalised). Born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1930 she had seen amazing changes in the USA in her lifetime and through her music and political activity helped bring about many of those changes. Just listening now to some of her earlier songs - No More Auction Block, Waterboy, I've Been Buked and I've Been Scorned. A big influence on the likes of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Janis Joplin, Sweet Honey In The Rock a.o.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:55 pm
by Ian A.
See the Obits section of the board – http://www.charliegillett.com/phpBB2/vi ... php?t=9324