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Inquiry welcomes WICN’s own RICHARD E. NOBLE, perhaps better known as “Nick” Noble, host of “Folk Revival” (Thursday evenings from 7PM to 11PM). Nick has written a fascinating history of The Highwaymen, a folk group that originally met at Wesleyan University and before they knew it, had the number one song in the world. Tune in tonight for a lively discussion about what folk music is, the “great folk music scare” and about the great commercial folk groups like The Kingston Trio, The Brothers Four, Peter, Paul and Mary, and The Highwaymen as well as legendary performers like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Burl Ives. Nick’s book is titled NUMBER #1: THE STORY OF THE ORIGINAL HIGHWAYMEN. A JOURNEY THROUGH FOLK MUSIC HISTORY, THE FOLK REVIVALS, THE GREAT FOLK MUSIC SCARE AND THEIR LEGACIES.