26 January 1945, Southgate, Middlesex, England. Tyger Hutchings long and distinguished musical career includes being a founding member of three of the UKs most influential folk acts. Hutchings first played with guitarist Simon Nicol in the Ethnic Shuffle Orchestra before, in 1967, the duo formed Fairport Convention with Richard Thompson, Iain Matthews, Martin Lamble, and Judy Dyble. Hutchings played on the bands first four albums, including the pioneering folk rock classic Liege And Lief, by which time he had grown unhappy with the amount of original material that the band was playing at the expense of more traditional works. Hutchings left to form Steeleye Span, recording three successful albums with them before breaking away in 1971 to form the more purist Albion Country Band. The unit was originally put together to back his then wife Shirley Collins on her solo collection, No Roses. The line-up at one point totalled 26 musicians, with...
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