|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||singer-songwriter folk-rock british folk baroque pop folk english folk rock acoustic guitar male vocalists glastonbury english folk folk psych folk me baby myjukebox|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||BBC Music Wikipedia|
13 October 1946, Wivenhoe, Essex, England. A popular figure on the British folk circuit, Christmas emerged with a rock-orientated style on his 1969 debut, Stimulus. Reminiscent, in places, of Al Stewart, the album featured support from Mighty Baby as well as Matthews Southern Comforts pedal-steel guitarist, Gordon Huntley. Fable Of The Wings and Pigmy continued this direction, during which time Christmas toured as support act for many of the top bands of the day, including the Who, Ten Years After, King Crimson and Roxy Music. A brief liaison as vocalist with the Esperanto Rock Orchestra led to an appearance on their 1974 album, Danse Macabre. That same year, a return to solo work produced Brighter Day, which was issued on Emerson, Lake And Palmers Manticore label. This release offered a tougher perspective than previous albums while Stories From The Human Zoo, recorded in Los Angeles, featured assistance from several stellar American musicians,...