Stormy Clovers Page

Section I: Stormy Clovers Posts

Originally published as

All posts can be accessed at Stormy Clovers Posts

Section 2: DD Fraser & The Stormy Clovers: The Narrative

My interest in the Stormy Clovers, the first band to play Leonard Cohen’s songs, led me to ask David Fougere, who, then known as DD Fraser, was the band’s bass player in the sixties, if he would participate in a Q&A. David, as his biography points out, has led a hectically eclectic life with stints as a teacher, truck driver, maintenance man, repairman, writer, and musician. He is currently living in Guatemala.

My hope was to post a first hand account that would expand the meager knowledge of a significant, dynamic time and place in the evolution of pop music.

David agreed but not only responded to the queries I submitted but did so in the form of a personal narrative that is by turns raucously funny, heartachingly tragic, mysterious, and provocative. Previously unpublished information is revealed, names are named – and dropped, accomplishments and sins are confessed. Leonard Cohen and Marianne play major but not dominant roles.

Originally published as three separate posts, the story is presented in its entirety at DD Fraser & The Stormy Clovers: The Narrative

Section 3: Video: Earliest Recording Of Leonard Cohen’s Suzanne – The Stormy Clovers 1966

Originally posted at Suzanne – The Stormy Clovers 1966, the video and commentary can be accessed at Video: Earliest Recording Of Leonard Cohen’s Suzanne – The Stormy Clovers 1966

 

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