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English Folk Guitar by Mike Raven.

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English Folk Guitar by Mike Raven. Stafford Spanish Guitar Centre. (no date) 8 3/4" x 11 3/4" 71 page plastic spiral bound paper covers. One of the spiral 'teeth' has broken. Top spiral has worn through some of the paper. Some other wear around the spirals. An abrasion near the top corner of the front cover from the removal of a price sticker. A small rough tear on the leading edge of the back cover. Light soiling and wear on the covers. Some bumping to page corner tips. I found 4 or 5 small page bottom corner folds. No other previous owner markings. No tears to pages. Binding is tight as far as this kind of binding is concerned with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. IG25a

"Michael Raven was born to Lancastrian parents in Cardiff, Wales but moved to the West Midlands when he was 3 years old. A talented sportsman, he became Midlands Decathlon Champion in 1954 at the age of 16 whilst a boarder at Towyn Grammar School. Michael did National Service with the Cheshire Regiment and saw active service in Malaya during the 1956 Emergency. Upon leaving the Army Michael continued his education at Keele University, Staffordshire. He met Eve, a Brighton girl, in Jersey whilst playing in cabaret in 1963, and married her in Gibraltar in 1965. With his brother Jon he collected and researched the folk music of the area.[1] He was heavily involved in the folk scene, and worked as Mary Hopkins' accompanist during a summer season in Margate in 1971.[2] as well as collaborating with brother, Jon Raven, and other artists. Throughout his life, Raven wrote 80 books, and featured on 50 CDs. He died in 2008 at the age of 70.[3] He was uncle to late musician Paul Raven, died one year earlier." - Wikipedia