Gordon Bok

Genres: Folk
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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 October 1939, Pennsylvania, USA. Bok’s parents had a collection of folk music, and his brothers and sisters all sang and played. Teaching himself to play guitar, at the age of nine, Bok was giving concerts from the age of 15, and eventually took up performing, essentially as a hobby, while working as a sailor. Spending much of the early 60s in Philadelphia, he met others playing folk music. Inspired by his nautical interests and background, Bok produced a large number of works related to the sea. His first release, 1965’s Gordon Bok, appeared on Verve/Folkways, but subsequent recordings were released on Folk-Legacy. As a sailor and first mate, he was involved in fitting and repairing the Clearwater Sloop, which journeyed the Hudson River on an environmental ticket. As a performer, Bok was appearing in concerts with artists such as Pete Seeger. He made his first trip to England in 1975, and has toured and recorded on a regular basis as part of a trio...

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