Football Crazy


Football Crazy was popular with children in the 1950s to 80s (some versions are in my rhymes collection) but after Robin Hall & Jimmie MacGregor polished up the street song and sang it on the BBC television programme Tonight, it became widely known to adults too. Fifty years later children in my school guitar classes loved it.

From the double album Guitar in Retro.

Three Crows


After teaming up in 1960 Robin Hall & Jimmie McGregor became nationally known through BBC TV’s daily Tonight programme. At the end of each live broadcast they sang a song and made it fit the exact amount of time remaining. They were my introduction to the living folk tradition and their singing of Three Crows stands out in my memory.

From the double album Guitar, see Retro in the menu.