This is a wonderful piece on John.
I know Nick Reynolds regretted not marching in Selma, along with John. That act alone probably say more about why John chafed as a member of the Kingston Trio in its final years. John was a great performer and a wit. Singing the same songs nightly, before crowds of drunken night clubbers, and diminishing assemblies of college students, had to be more of a "job" than a statement.
John's hero was Dave Guard, and Dave was free to do what he wanted, which as a body, probably doesn't compare to John's achievements. I'd love to know what they talked about whenever they were able to get together. Dave supported some of John's albums.
I have two of John's albums, and while I never play them, "Wingless Angels" stands out for me. Some good songs, nicely arranged. The other is one of the "Dream babies" albums (there's Dave again). I guess I have to include "Revenge of the Budgie". Not a particularly good album, in my opinion, despite the collaboration with Nick Reynolds.
John and Nick were tight friends, and the timing of their deaths kind of says something about that, at least to me. I read as much as I am able to find, regarding the members of the Trio, especially in the post-1967 years. So much more I'd like to know. THis article filled in a few blank spaces for me.
Thank you for posting.