Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Erik Darling, R. I. P.

Folk music legend dies at 74 - "Erik Darling, a folk musician who performed with The Tarriers, The Weavers and The Rooftop Singers, died Saturday of Burkitt's lymphoma in a hospice center near Chapel Hill, N.C. He was 74."

I've put tunes from a couple of Darling's groups on the jukebox to the right.


Ivan G Shreve Jr said...

Wasn't Alan Arkin with the Tarriers at one time?

Unknown said...

Yes. And he also published some short stories in a couple of the SF digest mags during that era.

Todd Mason said...

Two in GALAXY in the latter '50s: "Whiskaboom" and "People Soup." And then on to Second City.