Houghton Weavers

Genres: Folk
Decades: 1990s 2000s

Biography

This folk-based group from Lancashire, England was formed in 1975 by Tony Berry (Anthony Berry, 15 January 1950, Bolton, Lancashire, England; vocals), Norman Prince (b. Norman Anthony Prince, 26 April 1946, Eccles, Manchester, England; vocals, guitar), David Littler (b. David George Littler, 13 March 1949, Westhoughton, Lancashire, England; vocals, banjo, guitar, ukulele), and John Oliver (b. Appley Bridge, Wigan, Lancashire, England; vocals). They were the resident group at a number of venues in the north west of England, but within 12 months, Oliver left the group. He was replaced by Denis Littler (b. Westhoughton, Lancashire, England; bass, vocals), who himself left in February 1984. Jeff Hill (b. Jeffrey Martin Hill, 14 September 1958 Warrington, Lancashire, England; vocals, bass, guitar) joined the group the same month. A featured spot on a BBC television series, We’ll Call You, in 1977, led to the group receiving their own television series, Sit Thi...

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