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Fairport Convention - 100% match to Sandy Denny

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

Fotheringay - 92% match to Sandy Denny

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

Pentangle - 67% match to Sandy Denny

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1967, Pentangle was inspired by Bert And John, a collaborative album by folk guitarists Bert Jansch (3 November 1943, Glasgow, Scotland) and John Renbourn (b. 8 August 1944, Marylebone, London, England). Vocalist Jacqui McShee (b. Jacqueline McShee, 25 December 1943, Catford, South London, England) an established figure on the traditional circuit, joined Danny Thom Read more

Steeleye Span - 66% match to Sandy Denny

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal 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

Richard & Linda Thompson - 63% match to Sandy Denny

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

Richard Thompson - 58% match to Sandy Denny

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

June Tabor - 53% match to Sandy Denny

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

Linda Thompson - 50% match to Sandy Denny

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

Anne Briggs - 47% match to Sandy Denny

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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29 September 1944, Toton, Nottinghamshire, England. Briggs started singing publicly in 1962 as part of the Centre 42 organization, a package show organized by the Trades Union Congress to bring culture to the provinces. The 17-year-old singer was signed up by musical director Ewan MacColl, leaving her home to tour with the movement. She squatted in London with a young Bert J Read more

The Albion Band - 45% match to Sandy Denny

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
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Bridget St. John - 44% match to Sandy Denny

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

John Renbourn - 42% match to Sandy Denny

Genres: Blues Folk
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

Bert Jansch - 41% match to Sandy Denny

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 - 39% match to Sandy Denny

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

Maddy Prior - 37% match to Sandy Denny

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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14 August 1947, Blackpool, Lancashire, England. The daughter of playwright Alan Prior, Maddy is a dedicated and thoroughly professional performer who worked as a roadie for Rev. Gary Davis during the 60s folk scene before forming a successful duo with the traditionalist, Tim Hart. Both were absorbed into Steeleye Span in 1969, and Prior quickly became the group’s focal Read more


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