In Memoriam: Ed McCurdy
Plus, A Bit Of Folk Foolishness

Ed McCurdy, a pivotal figure in the folk music revival of the 1950s and early 1960s, died March 23 at age 81 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Best known for his brief but powerful song, "(Last Night I Had) The Strangest Dream," McCurdy performed a wide array of material through the decades, including gospel, folk, children's music and erotic ballads. He was also an actor, performing mostly in television in America and Canada, where he and his wife Beryl moved to in the early 1980s. He recorded extensively for Elektra (including the "When Dalliance Was In Flower" series), Riverside, Prestige and Tradition. His music also appears on four of Vanguard's Newport Folk Festival recordings.

The second hour of the show was devoted to folk foolishness from new recordings to prepare listeners for April's Fools Day.