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Shirley Collins - 100% match to Anne Briggs

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Shirley Elizabeth Collins, 5 July 1935, Hastings, East Sussex, England. Collins was established as a leading English folk singer following her discovery by a BBC researcher. In 1959, she accompanied archivist Alan Lomax on a tour of southern American states before making her recording debut the same year with Sweet England, issued on Topic Records. In 1964 she completed Folk Read more

Fotheringay - 94% match to Anne Briggs

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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The folk rock group Fotheringay was formed in 1970 by singer Sandy Denny (Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny, 6 January 1947, Wimbledon, London, England, d. 21 April 1978, London, England) upon her departure from Fairport Convention, and drew its name from one of her compositions for that outfit. Two former members of Eclection, Trevor Lucas (b. 25 December 1943, Bungaree, Victor Read more

Bridget St. John - 91% match to Anne Briggs

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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England. St. John was one of the first acts to be signed to Dandelion Records, the independent label inaugurated by BBC disc jockey John Peel in 1969. Her debut Ask Me No Questions, was a folksy selection, but the artist’s deep, assured voice compensated for the occasionally immature lyrics. John Martyn, who contributed guitar on two of the tracks, donated an original c Read more

The Watersons - 87% match to Anne Briggs

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This British band is regarded as one of the most important and influential of the UK folk revival outfits, and have been cited by numerous artists, such as Anne Briggs, as being responsible for the development of unaccompanied harmony singing. They were originally called the Mariners, then the Folksons, before using their family name. The essential group, with occasional later Read more

Bert Jansch - 82% match to Anne Briggs

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 November 1943, Glasgow, Scotland. This highly gifted acoustic guitarist and influential performer learned his craft in Edinburgh’s folk circle before being absorbed into London’s burgeoning circuit, where he established a formidable reputation as an inventive guitar player. His 1965 debut, Bert Jansch, is a landmark in British folk music and includes ‘Do You Read more

Martin Carthy - 81% match to Anne Briggs

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 May 1941, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. Carthy began his career as an actor but in 1959 became a skiffle guitarist and singer with the Thameside Four. He made his first solo recording on the 1963 Decca Records collection Hootenanny In London, singing ‘Your Baby ’As Gone Down The Plug Hole’, later revived by Cream. By now, Carthy was recognized as a virt Read more

Nic Jones - 79% match to Anne Briggs

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nicholas Paul Jones, 9 January 1947, Orpington, Kent, England. The earlier work of this highly respected guitarist and fiddle player showed great promise, but a tragic accident interrupted his career. Initially inspired by Hank Marvin, Jones gradually drifted into folk music thanks to the influence of leading guitarists Bert Jansch and Davey Graham. In 1967 Jones played guit Read more

Sandy Denny - 73% match to Anne Briggs

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny, 6 January 1947, Wimbledon, London, England, d. 21 April 1978, London, England. A former student at Kingston Art College where her contemporaries included John Renbourn and Jimmy Page, Sandy Denny forged her early reputation in such famous London folk clubs as Les Cousins, Bunjies and the Scots Hoose. Renowned for an eclectic repertoire, she fea Read more

John Renbourn - 62% match to Anne Briggs

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 August 1944, Marylebone, London, England. Renbourn received his first guitar at the age of 13, insisting on the present because he wished to emulate the singing cowboys he had seen in American movies. After a brief dalliance with classical music he turned his attention to folk. Having flirted with various part-time electric bands (including the blues-inclined Hogsnort Rupe Read more

June Tabor - 62% match to Anne Briggs

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 December 1947, Warwick, England. Possessing one of folk music’s greatest voices, Tabor is a fine interpreter of both contemporary and traditional songs. She first came to notice in the early 70s, working on albums by Rosie Hardman and Peter Bellamy while still employed as a librarian. Her acclaimed 1976 debut for Topic Records, Airs And Graces, made an immediate impa Read more

Davy Graham - 59% match to Anne Briggs

Genres: Folk Instrumental Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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22 November 1940, Leicester, England, of Scottish and Guyanese parents. An influential guitarist in British folk circles, Graham’s itinerant travels throughout Europe and North Africa resulted in a cosmopolitan and unorthodox repertoire. By the early 60s he was a fixture of the London fraternity and his 1961 recording with Alexis Korner, 3/4 A.D. , showcased his excepti Read more

Trees - 58% match to Anne Briggs

Genres: Folk Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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London, England-based folk rock band formed in 1969 by Celia Humphris (vocals), Bias Boshell (bass/guitar/vocals), Barry Clarke (guitar), David Costa (guitar) and Unwin Brown (drums) were signed to CBS Records the following year. The quintet’s albums drew favourable comparisons with Fairport Convention, particularly for their imaginative arrangements of traditional materia Read more

Dave Swarbrick - 57% match to Anne Briggs

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Cyril Eric Swarbrick, 5 April 1941, New Malden, Surrey, England. Violinist and vocalist Swarbrick has played with many well-known groups and performers both in the folk genre and other areas of music. He is usually best remembered for his time with Fairport Convention, whom he first joined in 1969. In his earlier days, Swarbrick played guitar in a ceilidh band before t Read more

Trader Horne - 56% match to Anne Briggs

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 2000s
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Trader Horne were a folk-based duo, comprising Judy Dyble (13 February 1949, London, England) and Jackie McAuley (b. 14 December 1946, County Derry, Northern Ireland). Dyble had been the first female singer in Fairport Convention, but left following the completion of the group’s debut album. She briefly appeared in the line-up of Giles, Giles And Fripp in 1968, dropping Read more

Roy Harper - 55% match to Anne Briggs

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 June 1941, Rusholme, Manchester, England. Although introduced to music through his brother’s skiffle group, Harper’s adolescence was marked by a harrowing spell in the Royal Air Force. Having secured a discharge by feigning insanity, he drifted between mental institutions and jail, experiences which left an indelible mark on later compositions. Harper later bega Read more


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