Josh MacRae

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McRae in 1966

Josh MacRae (17 July 1933 – 1977)[1][2] was a Scottish folk singer. His actual name was Iain Macrae, but he called himself Josh after the blues musician Josh White.[2]

He was signed to Pye Records in 1960, and three of his singles reached a peak of no. 15 on the Record Mirror chart; "Talking Army Blues" in July 1960,[3] "Wild Side of Life" in December 1960[4] and "Messing About on the River" (written by Tony Hatch under the pseudonym Mark Anthony) in February 1961.[5]

MacRae committed suicide in 1977.[6][7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Josh MacRae - Messing About On The River". Theballadeers.com. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Josh MacRae - New Songs, Playlists & Latest News - BBC Music". BBC. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  3. ^ Jasper 1991, p. 58.
  4. ^ Jasper 1991, p. 61.
  5. ^ Jasper 1991, p. 65.
  6. ^ "Josh Macrae — A Tribute". Christiebooks.co.uk. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Josh MacRae". Theballaseers.com. Retrieved 18 January 2020.

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