Bob Gibson and Bob Camp (also known as Hamilton Camp) both had notable solo careers of their own. Gibson was an influential performer in the folk revival, doing a little to take traditional folk interpretations into a more imaginative realm, and an influence on performers such as Roger McGuinn. Camp, who changed his name to Hamilton Camp after working with Gibson and did a number of solo recordings under that name, is known as the composer of "Pride of Man," given an electric folk-rock treatment by Quicksilver Messenger Service. For a time in the early '60s, Gibson and Camp teamed up to form a duo, resulting in one album, At the Gate of Horn (1961, Elektra), which was one of the better-remembered folk LPs of the time. McGuinn, who was in the audience when the album was required, went as far as to make it his pick in MOJO magazine's "Last Night a Record Changed My Life" section, hailing the harmonies and Gibson's 12-string guitar work. Actually it sounds like a pretty average relic of the hootenanny age, and even Camp would go on to do more interesting things in his solo career. Gibson and Camp, according to that piece in MOJO, "never got along entirely well," and their association -- pushed along by manager Albert Grossman -- was short-lived, resulting in just the one LP in the 1960s.
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