Ramblin' Jack Elliot

John Byrne Cooke


Image No. 63-7-44: Ramblin' Jack Elliot

Club 47, Cambridge, Mass., July 1963

Ramblin' Jack was the bridge between the generation of Woody Guthrie, and Pete Seeger and the Weavers, and our own. He went to England and got famous there and came back to the U.S., his legend preceding him. Jack had idolized Woody, and a very young Bob Dylan had idolized Jack -- hell, we all idolized Jack. He had a great repertoire and from the first time I saw him at the 47, I was learning songs from him. I still do them, and so does he.

Here's lookin' at you Jack Elliot, with Mel Lyman on harp Living Room Music Ramblin' Jack in disguise
Ramblin' Jack at Newport Ready to Ramble