Talk:Dick Campbell (singer-songwriter)

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Contested deletion[edit]

This page should not be speedy deleted because...

Albeit a "one-hit wonder" Dick Campbell's album Dick Campbell Sings Where It’s At was notable for being (probably) the first Dylan copy, and being influentual on others. Cambell also wrote nearly 400 songs - also covered by others, and was a film producer.
Please note I am not the original author, so other editors are interested, I just tidied a few items as per MoS.
Clearly the article needs more work, and I would not have made it "live" in its current state.
Unfortunately, I cannot spend more time on it in the next 2-3 days.
If a decision to delete it is made, please transfer to a sub-page of my user page. Thanks.
Arjayay (talk) 09:38, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, Arjayay, the above reasons were among those that caused me to percieve the importance, historically, and culturally, of the Dick Campbell story. Will Dockery (talk) 12:11, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Contested deletion[edit]

This page should not be speedy deleted because...

Hello, I created this page on Dick Campbell with the intention of posting what I had and then shaping it for Wikipedia standards, as far as references and so on.

As far as notability, Dick Campbell is considered to be the ultimate "New Dylan" or follower on the folk-rock bandwagon, as this site explains: Top 10 Next Dylans. Seems to be an important piece of cultural history, maybe there's a sub-scetion in Wikipedia that already covers this that this could be added to, if not a stand-alone piece? Will Dockery (talk) 12:08, 27 June 2011 (UTC)


The argument "I have been unable to find any sources that are not self-published that discuss him" is pretty poorly researched. In less than a minute I found:-
Allmusic biography of Dick Campbell [1]
Allmusic review of Dick Campbell Sings Where It's At [2]
As explained before I am too tied up to improve the article for 2-3 days.
Arjayay (talk) 07:49, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Yes, in fact, I posted one reference from there on the article two days ago:


Perhaps the person who posted the notice overlooked that addition, which was made before he posted the notice? I added: "Outside references
    • ^ Biography,
    • have been added, from All Music site." so the addition can't be overlooked somehow. Will Dockery (talk) 15:08, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
    Have copy edited the article, inserting references and removing some possible copy vios. I believe this fully answers the PROD, and I was not the editor who started the article. So, as instructed in the box, I have removed the PROD template.
    Arjayay (talk) 18:46, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

    Added a photo I own the copyright to. Need help making it look right on the page.[edit] I own this image and most images on the site I set up for DC @ Can someone link the image to the page correctly. Any other images or text from the site can be used for this Wiki page.

    Gary Campbell — Preceding unsigned comment added by Batfink2020 (talkcontribs) 02:35, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

    Have added the photo already uploaded to Commons and added a caption - hope that's OK?
    The copyright laws are very strict, so I'm afraid you stating "Any other images or text from the site can be used for this Wiki page." is not sufficient to overcome the copyright laws. In cyber-space anyone can pretend to be someone else.
    In addition, you cannot just grant permission for use in Wikipedia, as Wikipedia allows other people to copy its material, provided it is attributed and the copier releases the material on the same copyright basis (Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License or the GNU Free Documentation License).
    Unfortunately, the Wikipedia rules are complex, and must be followed precisely, not because Wkipedia wants to make life difficult, but because the copyright laws Wikipedia has to comply with, are equally complex.
    For more information see WP:Copyrights and WP:FAQ/Copyright
    Arjayay (talk) 10:29, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

    Thank you very much. Any content anyone wishes to use from either of the sites listed on this wiki page just need ask than and I will upload the photo as the copyright holder. I can also email my consent to use text or mp3's as well if that would be work. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Batfink2020 (talkcontribs) 14:12, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

    Nice job![edit]

    This is a decent article and I am glad it passed PROD. BTW I didn't know one could use AllMusic that is good. I am about to write an article about my favorite stringband but they have lots of reviews in regular publications but it was interesting to reveiw the hx of this page for background. GeoBardRap 20:32, 17 July 2011 (UTC)