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Pearls Before Swine - 100% match to Incredible String Band

Genres: Pop / Rock Folk
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Formed in Florida, USA, in 1965, Pearls Before Swine originally comprised songwriter Tom Rapp (1947, Bottineau, North Dakota, USA; vocals/guitar), Wayne Harley (autoharp/banjo/mandolin/vibraphone), Lane Lederer (bass/guitar/horns), Roger Crissinger (keyboards), and Warren Smith (drums). The band pursued a recording contract with the avant garde ESP label, opining that the ho Read more

Pentangle - 79% match to Incredible String Band

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
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Formed in 1967, Pentangle was inspired by Bert And John, a collaborative album by folk guitarists Bert Jansch (3 November 1943, Glasgow, Scotland) and John Renbourn (b. 8 August 1944, Marylebone, London, England). Vocalist Jacqui McShee (b. Jacqueline McShee, 25 December 1943, Catford, South London, England) an established figure on the traditional circuit, joined Danny Thom Read more

Steeleye Span - 65% match to Incredible String Band

Genres: Folk
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The roots of this pivotal English folk rock unit lay in several ill-fated rehearsals between Ashley Hutchings (26 January 1945, Southgate, Middlesex, England; bass, ex-Fairport Convention), Irish trio Sweeney’s Men - Terry Woods (b. 4 December 1947, Dublin, Eire; vocals, guitar, mandolin), Johnny Moynihan (vocals/fiddle) and Andy Irvine (vocals/mandolin) - and Woods Read more

Fairport Convention - 62% match to Incredible String Band

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock World Music Folk
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The unchallenged inventors and high Kings of British folk rock have struggled through tragedy and changes, retaining the name that now represents not so much who is in the band, but what it stands for. Read more

Donovan - 56% match to Incredible String Band

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries Folk Folk Kids & Family Musicals & The Arts
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Donovan Philips Leitch, 10 May 1946, Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland. Uncomfortably labelled ‘Britain’s answer to Bob Dylan’ Donovan did not fit in well with the folk establishment. Instead, it was the pioneering UK television show Ready, Steady, Go! that adopted him, and from then on success was assured. His first single, ‘Catch The Wind’, launched a ca Read more

Bert Jansch - 51% match to Incredible String Band

Genres: Folk
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3 November 1943, Glasgow, Scotland. This highly gifted acoustic guitarist and influential performer learned his craft in Edinburgh’s folk circle before being absorbed into London’s burgeoning circuit, where he established a formidable reputation as an inventive guitar player. His 1965 debut, Bert Jansch, is a landmark in British folk music and includes ‘Do You Read more

Anne Briggs - 49% match to Incredible String Band

Genres: Folk
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29 September 1944, Toton, Nottinghamshire, England. Briggs started singing publicly in 1962 as part of the Centre 42 organization, a package show organized by the Trades Union Congress to bring culture to the provinces. The 17-year-old singer was signed up by musical director Ewan MacColl, leaving her home to tour with the movement. She squatted in London with a young Bert J Read more

Comus - 41% match to Incredible String Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
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This experimental UK acid-folk act was formed by Bobbie Watson (vocals/percussion), Glen Goring (guitar/vocals), Roger Wootton (guitar/vocals), Colin Pearson (violin), Andy Hellaby (bass), Gordon Caxon (drums) and Rob Young (percussion, oboe, flute). Nominally a folk group, Comus brought a unique perspective to the genre on 1971’s First Utterance, released on the progressi Read more

Kaleidoscope - 40% match to Incredible String Band

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
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Sandy Denny - 38% match to Incredible String Band

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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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 fea Read more

Trees - 37% match to Incredible String Band

Genres: Folk Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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London, England-based folk rock band formed in 1969 by Celia Humphris (vocals), Bias Boshell (bass/guitar/vocals), Barry Clarke (guitar), David Costa (guitar) and Unwin Brown (drums) were signed to CBS Records the following year. The quintet’s albums drew favourable comparisons with Fairport Convention, particularly for their imaginative arrangements of traditional materia Read more

Shirley Collins - 36% match to Incredible String Band

Genres: Folk
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Shirley Elizabeth Collins, 5 July 1935, Hastings, East Sussex, England. Collins was established as a leading English folk singer following her discovery by a BBC researcher. In 1959, she accompanied archivist Alan Lomax on a tour of southern American states before making her recording debut the same year with Sweet England, issued on Topic Records. In 1964 she completed Folk Read more

The Byrds - 35% match to Incredible String Band

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Originally formed as a trio, the Jet Set, this seminal band featured Jim (Roger) McGuinn (James Joseph McGuinn, 13 July 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA; vocals/lead guitar), Gene Clark (b. Harold Eugene Clark, 17 November 1944, Tipton, Missouri, USA, d. 24 May 1991, Sherman Oaks, California, USA; vocals, tambourine, rhythm guitar) and David Crosby (b. David Van Cortlandt, 14 Au Read more

Tim Buckley - 34% match to Incredible String Band

Genres: Pop / Rock Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Timothy Charles Buckey III, 14 February 1947, Washington, DC, USA, d. 29 June 1975, Santa Monica, California, USA. This radiant talent began his solo career in the folk clubs of Los Angeles. He was discovered by manager Herb Cohen who secured the singer’s recording contract with the prestigious Elektra Records label. 1966’s Tim Buckley introduced the artist as a sk Read more

Tim Hardin - 33% match to Incredible String Band

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
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J. Timothy Hardin, 23 December 1941, Eugene, Oregon, USA, d. 29 December 1980, Hollywood, California, USA. After spending an itinerant childhood moving around the country with his musician parents, Hardin enlisted in the US Marines and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. Following his discharge he arrived in New York in 1962 with a full-blown heroin habit as a lasting legacy o Read more

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