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Richard Dyer-BennetThe Last Minstrel$
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Paul Jenkins

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781604733600

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604733600.001.0001

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Richard Dyer-Bennet

Paul O. Jenkins

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter focuses on the career of Richard Dyer-Bennet in New York. It describes Dyer-Bennet’s relationship with some of the most prominent musicians in the state including Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Huddie Ledbetter, and Burl Ives. The chapter also highlights Dyer-Bennet’s debut performance at the Town Hall on March 4, 1944, in which the demand for tickets was so great that the police had to restrain the overflow crowd.

Keywords:   Richard Dyer-Bennet, New York, musicians, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Huddie Ledbetter, Burl Ives, Town Hall

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