Roy Guest

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Roy Guest (13 March 1934 – 23 September 1996) was a folk singer and impresario.

Born in Izmir, Turkey, Guest came to prominence in the 1960s as a promoter with Harold Davison, and with Brian Epstein's NEMS enterprises. He oversaw the London concert debuts of Simon and Garfunkel,[1] the Incredible String Band and Fairport Convention. He was also an agent during the early careers of Al Stewart and Sandy Denny.[2] Guest was also co-founder, with Jim Haynes (of the Traverse Theatre), of the Howff folk music club in Edinburgh. Notably Bert Jansch started his career at the club which became a meeting place for folk musicians including Archie Fisher and Owen Hand, and the folk duo of Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor.[3]

Guest died in Faversham, Kent in September, 1996, at the age of 62.[2]


  1. ^ "Concerts & Package Tours : 1967 (March - April)". Retrieved October 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Adams, Rob. "Roy Guest". Retrieved October 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ Steven, Alasdair (October 6, 2011). "Obituary: Bert Jansch, musician". Retrieved October 9, 2011. 

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