During the late1960s and early 1970s Jake Thackray?s satirical, witty, sentimental and hilarious songs brought him fame and extensive television exposure as well as a string of top selling albums.
He was a uniquely gifted songwriter that brought comparisons with Flanders and Swann and even the billing of the ?North Country Noel Coward?. Songs such as ?Bantam Cock?, ?Sister Josephine?, ?The Blacksmith and the Toffee Maker? and ?The Ballad of Billy Kershaw? illustrated what a true craftsman of the English language he was. Dying tragically in 2002, his legacy of songs continues to delight audiences of all ages today.
John Watterson is a talented guitarist and vocalist and his tribute to Jake is full of the warmth, humour and sincerity that you would expect from a lifelong fan to one of the finest songwriters of the 20th century.