Vashti Bunyan

Genres: Folk
Tags: folk singer-songwriter female vocalists freak folk indie Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 2000s
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England. This UK singer-songwriter released a number of pop singles in the mid-60s but is best remembered for releasing one of the great, lost folk albums of the era. The former art school student was talent-spotted by Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham in 1965 and signed a recording contract with Decca Records. She released the Mick Jagger / Keith Richards composition ‘Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind’, but despite heavy promotion hyping Bunyan as the new Marianne Faithfull the single sunk without a trace. Further singles followed for Columbia Records and Immediate Records before Bunyan announced her retirement from the music scene.

The artist’s next move was perfectly in keeping with the times, setting out with her boyfriend on a horse-drawn carriage on a journey to join Donovan’s artist commune on the Isle of Skye in Western Scotland. She continued to write material along the way and, in 1969, broke her...

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