Friday, March 25, 2005


Folkies are sure to learn a thing or two from a forthcoming book which chronicles the career of 1950s folk chanteuse Ronnie Gilbert.
“First of all, The Weavers were her band,” reveals a publishing insider. “She was the driving force behind the whole thing.”
The book describes Gilbert as a “beautiful, intense poet-girl” who was prone to extreme depression.
“She started the band to cheer herself up,” said the insider. “It was okay to sing sad songs as long as they sang them at the top of their lungs.”