And - by the way - if you missed yesterday, you can read Part One Here and Part Two Here
JON: Well, I look forward very much to finding out what happens next.
JUDY: Me too
JON: It is exciting isn’t it?
JUDY: Yes, it is one of the reasons why I do this, to see what happens next. ‘Cos I have no idea, I’ve just spent my life saying yes I’ll play with you, yes why don’t we do this? It was a kind of accident that I joined Fairport, it was an accident that I joined up with Giles, Giles and Fripp and Ian, and an accident that I met Jackie McAuley. It is quite interesting that Trader Horne was going to be a trio, and the third person in it was going to be Pete Sears who went off to America and joined Lee Stevens and then he was with Jefferson Starship, and Hot Tuna and The Grateful Dead and all those sorts of bands, and he is still working with them all I think. So there’s a connection.
JON: I’ve just done a film with Jefferson Starship. I went and filmed them when they played
JUDY: Oh right.
JON: And I really, really wish that I’d been involved with you beforehand – I would have loved to have filmed the gig you did in
JUDY: I did invite Rob, but he ….
JON: Rob was in
. We talked about the possibility of filming it but then stuff got in the way.. America
JUDY: Oh what a shame. Yes, I don’t think we were in contact then were we?
JON: Not really. I am sort of a guerilla film maker. I usually have one or two more people with me, a bag full of cameras and just film what happens.
JUDY: Oh right, well you could so easily have come to London – mind you we didn’t go on stage until 10 o’clock and that is way past my bedtime. <laughs> I did have a friend who did film it, but I haven’t heard whether he’s managed to edit it down for anything yet.
JON: In the 30 years between Trader Horne and coming back into it again, did you do any other stuff at that time that wasn’t released or were you just doing other things?
JUDY: There were a few things that I did. Before we left – I married my late husband and we left
in ’73, and
started a cassette duplicating thing. I had done two or three things that were
recorded, one was with Mike Batt,
another was something with a guy
called Peter Barnsfather, who has done something quite famous since and I can’t
remember what it is. And did one or two things with Adrian Wagner who was the
first moog synthesizer man, and then he was with Hawkwind and did that sort of stuff so there were
odd bits and pieces and I am looking to release a kind of anthology of those
things which I might do with a company called Drag City, a little vinyl
release, I don’t know. There’s a man who does a kind of graphic comic called
the Galactic Zoo Dossier which sells out immediately he does one because it is
all hand written and hand drawn and everything, and he has his own tiny label
on Drag City and he wanted to do a small vinyl release of these rarities
because that is what he is into. I did want to do a whole anthology, but I am
running out of energy. London
And that was about it. It was only after we had hung up the phones that I realised that I hadn't asked her about singing on The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter or her cover of Greg Lake's C'est la Vie, or any of the other things that I had meant to do, so I think we will have to do it all again soon. Or at least I hope so.