Kingston Trio’s Charlie on the MTA Discovered in Big Dig

Roger, a loyal reader, delurked and sent me an email that had groundbreaking news.

One of the first vinyl albums I bought was The Kingston Trio.


One of their great “story song” was Charlie on the MTA. The story about a man who never returned.

I heard “MTA” by The Kingston Trio the other day and it got me thinking about what ever happened to one of America’s greatest bands of all time. It also got me wondering whatever happened to poor ol’ Charlie.

Roger was so motivated by this memory that he dug around and found the answer and gave it to me to share with all of you.

Here’s the video he found.

Embedding video breaks the page design, working on it! Sorry.


John Stewart, who wrote the Monkees’ hit ”Daydream Believer” and became a well-known figure in the 1960s folk music revival as a member of The Kingston Trio, has died, according to the band’s Web site. He was 68.

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Kingston Trio’s Charlie on the MTA Discovered in Big Dig — 5 Comments

  1. Oh how I loved the Kingston Trio…and saw them in person some 40 years ago. I’m pretty sure I even have that album. This was a great hit of nostalgia…..thanks Mark.