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Danny Spooner (16 December 1936 – 3 March 2017) was a traditional folk singer and social historian. Born in England, he left school at the age of 13 and worked as a salvage tug and trawler skipper before moving to Australia in 1962. He rapidly became involved in the Melbourne folk revival centred on Frank Traynor's folk club, and was a major figure in the Australian folk scene ever after.http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/liveset/sea-shanties-with-danny-spooner/3061752, 14 October 2011, accessed 6 April 2017.
He died on 3 March 2017.Danny Spooner, Obituary, 6 March 2017, The Age, Melbourne, Australia. Accessed 27 March 2017.

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