Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": folk folk rock black metal british folk folk-rock 70s british classic rock rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: BBC Music Wikipedia


This Newcastle, England-based band was formed by Alan Hull (20 February 1945, Benwell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England, d. 17 November 1995; vocals, guitar, piano), Simon Cowe (b. 1 April 1948, Jesmond Dene, Tyne And Wear, England; guitar), Ray Jackson (b. 12 December 1948, Wallsend, Tyne And Wear, England; harmonica/mandolin), Rod Clements (b. 17 November 1947, North Shields, Tyne And Wear, England; bass/violin) and Ray Laidlaw (b. 28 May 1948, North Shields, Tyne And Wear, England; drums). The quintet was originally known as the Downtown Faction, but took the name Lindisfarne in 1968. Their debut Nicely Out Of Tune, was issued the following year and this brash mixture of folk rock and optimistic harmonies is arguably the band’s most satisfying set. The album contained the wistful and lyrically complex ‘Lady Eleanor’.

Lindisfarne’s popularity flourished with the release of Fog On The Tyne the humorous title...

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