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22 November 1940, Leicester, England, of Scottish and Guyanese parents. An influential guitarist in British folk circles, Grahams 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 exceptional talent. The EP included the much-fêted Angi (later spelt Anji), an evocative instrumental that Paul Simon and Bert Jansch later covered using Grahams innovative DADGAD guitar tuning. The 1964 album Folk, Blues & Beyond... showcased Grahams eclectic talent, with material drawn from Charles Mingus, Lead Belly, Bob Dylan and Blind Willie Johnson. The expressive instrumental, Maajun (A Taste Of Tangier), emphasized the modal element of Grahams playing and although never more than adequate as a singer, his inspired guitar work was...