christine~ (eppylover) wrote,
christine~
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Eric Andersen talks to Spencer Leigh re Brian

  Excerpt: first published in Country Music People for February 2004.

Brian Epstein wanted to get a record deal for me and he said he would find good places for me to play. John Denver was the only person I told because everybody in the folk world would have hated me for going with Brian. I was going to keep it secret until there was a press conference.

I was at the Philadelphia Folk Festival when I found out that he had died. The guy who ran the festival got on stage and said, ‘I have good news for everybody - Brian Epstein has died. He never did anything for folk music and the Beatles never did anything for folk music.’ That is the day that I hated folk music.

People were calling me a folk singer and I rued the day that they called me that because I was so angry. They were so narrow minded and self-righteous and bigoted.

I had to play that night and I felt like walking off into the woods. I completely trusted Brian Epstein and I was devastated by his death.”

The entire article on Mr Anderson USED TO BE at http://www.spencerleigh.demon.co.uk/ericandersen.htm ...

...but, since that page has been deleted, you can find the cached page via the web.archive.org Wayback Machine


Tags: brian epstein, death, eric andersen, folksingers
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