Matt McGinn - The End of the Common Man (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 10 | 40:48 min | 93 Mb
Style: Folk | Label: Matt McGinn Music
Born in the Calton district in Glasgow, Matt McGinn lived with his parents and eight siblings in cramped quarters. Although yearning to go to Protestant school with his friends in his formative years, his parents raised McGinn Catholic. At the age of 12, after being caught breaking into a store, McGinn was sent to St. Mary's Approved School for 18 months. The time away changed McGinn's life around. After leaving St. Mary's, he did a series of odd jobs, from running errands for a florist shop to becoming an assistant for a blacksmith. He was also influenced during this period by local citizens orating about the values of socialism and anarchy. In 1949, he joined the Communist Party and during a Party meeting, he met his future wife, Janette Gallacher. In 1956, McGinn left the Communist Party, but his ideology never left.