The Kingston Trio have a central place in the folk music revival of the late 50s and early 60s, when, for a couple of years, they were arguably the most popular vocal group in the world.
Senator Joe McCarthy’s communist witch-hunts in the early 50s had damaged folk music, branding it subversive and blacklisting bands such as The Weavers. It wasn’t until the 1958 release of The Kingston Trio’s self-titled debut album – featuring the million-selling ‘Tom Dooley’ – that folk music was again heard on the airwaves . . . . Read More