Ewan MacColl

Born 25 January 1915. Died 22 October 1989.
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Peggy Seeger - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Seeger sings the song her husband Ewan MacColl wrote for her at the beginning of their thirty year romance. Recorded in 1990 very shortly after MacColl had past away for the BBC Rhythms of The World: The Ballad of Ewan MacColl.

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James Henry Miller (25 January 1915 – 22 October 1989), better known by his stage name Ewan MacColl, was an English folk singer, songwriter, communist, labour activist, actor, poet, playwright, and record producer. He was thrice married: to theatre director Joan Littlewood, to Jean Newlove, with whom he had two children including the singer/songwriter Kirsty MacColl, and to American folksinger Peggy Seeger, with whom he had three children, Kitty, Calum and Neill. He collaborated with Littlewood in the theatre, and with Seeger in folk music.

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