Harvey was an accomplished Bluegrass guitarist. Rafferty joined later and for a short time they performed as a trio. However, the nature of the act had changed and Harvey departed shortly afterwards. The remaining duo broke up in the early 1970 after recording two albums of material: The New Humblebums and Open Up the Door. Connolly embarked on a solo career while Rafferty recorded a low impact solo album (Can I Have My Money Back?) then formed Stealers Wheel with Joe Egan before eventually emerging as a major recording act with Baker Street.
A number of songs performed by Connolly on his early comedy albums originated with the Humblebums, and actual Humblebums recordings also frequently turn up on Connolly compilations. A number of Humbebums recordings were reissued following Connolly's rise to international stardom. The Rafferty tracks from this period have been released in a variety of formats, some with just Humblebum material, others adding some or all of Can I Have My Money Back? Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Humblebums Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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