Sandy Denny

Genres: Folk Music & Radio Books Pop / Rock
Tags: folk singer-songwriter female vocalists british folk folk rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny, 6 January 1947, Wimbledon, London, England, d. 21 April 1978, London, England. A former student at Kingston Art College where her contemporaries included John Renbourn and Jimmy Page, Sandy Denny forged her early reputation in such famous London folk clubs as Les Cousins, Bunjies and the Scots Hoose. Renowned for an eclectic repertoire, she featured material by Tom Paxton and her then boyfriend Jackson C. Frank, as well as traditional English songs. Work from this early period was captured on two 1967 albums, Sandy & Johnny (with Johnny Silvo) and Alex Campbell And His Friends. The following year the singer spent six months as a member of the Strawbs. Their lone album together was not released until 1973, but this melodic work contained several haunting Denny vocals and includes the original version of her famed composition, ‘Who Knows Where The Time Goes?’.

In May 1968 Denny joined Fairport...

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