Ramblin' Jack Elliott, the folk singer, is 85 years old. He sits on a couch in a small dressing room upstairs at Hugh's Room, a comfortable acoustic-music venue for the supper-club set in west-end Toronto. He is impish, round-shouldered and fairly adorable, with a red cravat, a full head of snowy-white hair and a story or seven on his mind.
Life and career. Elliott was born in in Brooklyn, New York, United States, the son of Florence (Rieger) and Abraham Adnopoz, an eminent doctor. His family was Jewish. He attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn and graduated in Elliott grew up inspired by the rodeos at Madison Square Garden, and wanted to be a cowboy. Encouraged instead to follow his father's example and become a Genres: Folk music.
Jul 29, · Includes the following albums Jack takes the floor, Ramblin Jack Elliott in London, Jack Elliott sings the songs of Woody Guthrie, Ramblin Jack Elliott, Country style and Jack Elliott at /5(10).