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Michael Softley, England. A UK protest folk singer who modelled himself closely on Bob Dylan, Mick Softley made his debut for Immediate Records in 1965 with Im So Confused. However, long-playing records suited him better, and the attendant debut album, released on Columbia Records, included some notable self-compositions. Tracks such as All I Want Is A Chance, After The Third World War Is Over (Or How I Learned To Live With Myself) and particularly The War Drags On revealed a songwriter of considerable potential. The latter track was later reprised by Donovan, who shared the same management team, on his Universal Soldier EP. As a testament to the enduring influence of Dylan, Songs For Swingin Survivors also included a version of his The Bells Of Rhymney, as well as Woody Guthries Plains Of The Buffalo. His subsequent releases for Columbia, which included three albums in...