Here's part of the Bastin/Lowry report on Council in BU70 (Feb-Mar 1970):
Tracing Floyd Council's address through the telephone book proved a good deal more more simple than finding out where the street was. I had been told over the phone that Floyd had recently come out of hospital and was in no position to talk to anyone, but finally Floyd got to the phone, and seemed willing for us to come by, though he certainly sounded unwell. When we eventually rounded the corner, he was sitting out waiting on his porch and waved cheerily as we pulled up outside.
Floyd has been unwell for about 6 years, and recently had a stroke, which has partially paralized his throat muscles and made his movements lethargic. Despite the difficulty he often had in communicating, he seemed quite clear in his mind and probably rather glad that someone was bothered enough to come by and talk with him about old days.
While it seems almost certain he will never sing again, there is a remote possibility that if the results of the stroke wear off, he could play again.
[As Stefan's discography shows, that "remote possibility" took place six months after the piece was published - BH]