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Matthews Southern Comfort - 100% match to Iain Matthews

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK band was formed by former Fairport Convention singer/guitarist Iain Matthews (Ian Matthew McDonald, 16 June 1946, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England), and was named after his 1969 debut for MCA Records. Comprising Matthews, Mark Griffiths (guitar), Carl Barnwell (guitar), Gordon Huntley (pedal steel guitar), Andy Leigh (bass) and Ray Duffy (drums), the newly formed ba Read more

Sandy Denny - 54% match to Iain Matthews

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

Plainsong - 41% match to Iain Matthews

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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A folk quartet formed by Iain Matthews (Ian Matthew McDonald, 16 June 1946, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England) and Andy Roberts (b. 12 June 1946, Hatch End, Middlesex, England) in 1972, Plainsong earned great critical respect without ever converting it into commercial success. With the addition of Bob Ronga and Dave Richards, they recorded their debut album, In Search Of Ame Read more

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Kate & Anna McGarrigle - 39% match to Iain Matthews

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal World Music
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Richard & Linda Thompson - 39% match to Iain Matthews

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This husband-and-wife folk/rock duo began performing together officially in 1972 although their association dated from the previous year. When Richard Thompson (3 April 1949, Notting Hill Gate, London, England; guitar/vocals) left Fairport Convention, he pursued a generally low-key path, performing in folk clubs and on various sessions, including Rock On, a collection of roc Read more

Gene Clark - 34% match to Iain Matthews

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Eugene Clark, 17 November 1944, Tipton, Missouri, USA, d. 24 May 1991, Sherman Oaks, California, USA. After playing in various teenage groups, Clark was offered a place in the sprawling New Christy Minstrels in late 1963. He stayed long enough to contribute to two albums, Merry Christmas and Land Of Giants, before returning to Los Angeles, where he teamed up with Jim Read more

Ralph McTell - 33% match to Iain Matthews

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ralph May, 3 December 1944, Farnborough, Kent, England. Having followed the requisite bohemian path, busking in Europe and living in Cornwall with his Norwegian girlfriend (and later wife) Nanna Stein, May began performing as Ralph McTell in 1966 (the stage name was given to him by fellow folk singer Wizz Jones). McTell emerged in the late 60s as one of Britain’s leadin Read more

Fotheringay - 32% match to Iain Matthews

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

Linda Thompson - 32% match to Iain Matthews

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Linda Pettifer, 1948, Hackney, London, England. Singer Linda Thompson was initially best-known for her collaborations with husband Richard Thompson. However, before meeting Richard she had collaborated with pop artists including Manfred Mann and Elton John (on advertising jingles and unreleased demos, respectively). Her relationship with Thompson developed just as he made th Read more

Steeleye Span - 32% match to Iain Matthews

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The roots of this pivotal English folk rock unit lay in several ill-fated rehearsals between Ashley Hutchings (26 January 1945, Southgate, Middlesex, England; bass, ex-Fairport Convention), Irish trio Sweeney’s Men - Terry Woods (b. 4 December 1947, Dublin, Eire; vocals, guitar, mandolin), Johnny Moynihan (vocals/fiddle) and Andy Irvine (vocals/mandolin) - and Woods Read more

Fairport Convention - 28% match to Iain Matthews

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The unchallenged inventors and high Kings of British folk rock have struggled through tragedy and changes, retaining the name that now represents not so much who is in the band, but what it stands for.The original 1967 line-up comprised Iain Matthews (Iain Matthew McDonald, 16 June 1946, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England; vocals), Judy Dyble (b. 13 F Read more

Richard Thompson - 26% match to Iain Matthews

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 April 1949, Notting Hill, London, England. The talented Thompson forged his reputation as guitarist, vocalist, and composer with Fairport Convention which, although initially dubbed ‘England’s Jefferson Airplane’, later evolved into a seminal folk rock act through such acclaimed releases as What We Did On Our Holidays, Unhalfbricking, Liege And Leif and Full Read more

Poco - 25% match to Iain Matthews

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This stellar US country rock band formed as Pogo in the summer of 1968 from the ashes of the seminal Buffalo Springfield, who along with the Byrds were pivotal in the creation of country rock. The band originally comprised Richie Furay (9 May 1944, Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA; vocals/guitar), Jim Messina (b. 5 December 1947, Maywood, California, USA; vocals/guitar), Randy Meis Read more

Steve Forbert - 25% match to Iain Matthews

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 December 1954, Meridian, Mississippi, USA. Forbert played guitar and harmonica in local rock bands before moving to New York in 1976. There he busked at Grand Central Station before making his first recordings in 1977 for Nemperor and was briefly heralded as ‘the new [ Bob ] Dylan’ because of the tough poetry of his lyrics. Forbert’s biggest commercial succ Read more

Stephen Stills - 19% match to Iain Matthews

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 January 1945, Dallas, Texas, USA. This often dubbed ‘musical genius’ is better known for his work with the pivotal 60s band Buffalo Springfield, and for many years his association with David Crosby, Graham Nash and Neil Young. After the Buffalo Springfield’s break-up, Stills, at a loose end, joined with Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield for the million-selling 1 Read more


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