Edited by Rick Daly on 3/11/2017, 4:40 pm
: Very well said, sir. Like you, a few others on this board, myself included, have in
: the past advocated for a more complete examination of the KT's history. While it's
: unfortunate that so many of the principals have left us, there are several important
: people who remain. If they were willing, I'd guess much could be learned from their
: recollections and observations. These might significantly add to - and better inform
: - what is known about the history of the Kingston Trio.
: --Previous Message--
: Most of the material is GP rated with some funny quips but some should probably not
: be widely disseminated due to the still raw feelings of some of the participants.
: Which is, to this day, the information needing the light of day in order to tell the
: story. With the exception of one individual, all the principal people have reformed
: into a super group in the heavens.
: Dave's relationships within the original group, including Werber, led him to make a
: leap of faith which fell short of his goal (my opinion). His strong relationship
: with upcoming songwriter John Stewart, is a very critical piece of the Kingston
: story. His relationship with Nick Reynolds, who Dave apparently thought was tighter
: than it was, is real pivotal point in Dave's side of things. Something we tend to
: dwell upon is the Kingston Trio as a musical group of fun, talented, entertainers.
: I think the Kingston Trio as a business is less reviewed. Certainly, it is a
: business today, relying on the entertainment side, developed over 50 years ago, in
: part, by Dave Guard.
: I can see nothing to be gained by overlooking history. Worse would be to destroy it
: or eradicate the truthful contents, as it leads to speculations which can "fan
: out" to include all manner of false assumptions. The Kingston Trio history has
: a very academic side to it, and that's a paper I would love to read.