Anne Briggs

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by Anne Briggs

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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 Jansch, the future guitar hero of the folk revival and Briggs’ occasional songwriting and romantic partner. Classic... Read more

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folk
british folk
female vocalists
singer-songwriter
traditional folk
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