I have just had an email from Dave Sampson (one time promoter of the Wurzle Bush Folk Club) to say that Rod Felton passed away a couple of days ago. Rod was a first class singer/songwriter and comic who in the late 1960s was half of the duo known as 'The New Modern Idiot Grunt Band' - an act that just had to be seen to be believed. They performed with guitars and all manner of improvised instruments including jugs, whistles, cymbals etc. The repertoire included Jessie Fuller's 'San Francisco Bay Blues', Ray Davis' 'Harry Wragge' and many more of their own compositions. I booked them several times for folk clubs that I helped to run in Rugby and introduced them to Folk Impresario, Toni Savage - who, incidentally, was also the manager and a close friend of Spike Milligan . . .
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