Roy Harper

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by Roy Harper

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12 June 1941, Rusholme, Manchester, England. Although introduced to music through his brother’s skiffle group, Harper’s adolescence was marked by a harrowing spell in the Royal Air Force. Having secured a discharge by feigning insanity, he drifted between mental institutions and jail, experiences which left an indelible mark on later compositions. Harper later began busking around Europe, and secured a residency at London’s famed Les Cousins club on returning to Britain. His... Read more

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folk
singer-songwriter
folk rock
rock
seen live
singer songwriter
progressive folk
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