It is unbelievably sad and painful to have to say goodbye to such a wonderful and talented soul like Judy (Bradbury) Frankel.
Judy and I were friends going all the way back to Belmont Junior High School in Belmont, MA, although we really became part of each other’s lives in the mid 60s, when we discovered we both loved and had been performing folk music separately; and decided to sing together professionally, under the very creative name of Norm & Judy.
We became part of the folk scene in 1965, around Boston, Harvard Square, Beacon Hill, and Cambridge’s exploding folk music community, and enjoyed our success and the music tremendously, playing regularly at such clubs as Club 47 and The Loft, and eventually expanding by adding two wonderful musicians...Ken Frankel, who played everything (guitar, banjo, mandolin) incredibly well, and another fellow MIT student with me and Ken, Carey Mann...a talented bassist.
As everybody knows, Judy and Ken eventually married, and when they moved to California, Norm & Judy ended, leaving wonderful, life-long, happy memories. If anybody would like to hear her in the 60’s, I’ve uploaded a .zip file of .mp3 music of Norm & Judy from 1965 here:
http://homepage.mac.com/WebObjects/FileSharing.woa/38/wo/IoUpcHbWQwnIX7V1.1/0.2.1.2.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1?user=normgan&fpath=Folk Music-Norm & Judy 1967&templatefn=FileSharing2.html
A stunning loss, I know we’ll all miss her forever.