Lindisfarne

Formed 1970. Disbanded May 2004.

UK folk & progressive rock band

Lindisfarne

Biography

Lindisfarne are a British folk rock and progressive rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne established in 1968 (originally called Brethren). The original line-up comprised Alan Hull (vocals, guitar, piano), Ray Jackson (vocals, mandolin, harmonica), Simon Cowe (guitar, mandolin, banjo, keyboards), Rod Clements (bass guitar, violin) and Ray Laidlaw (drums).

They are best known for the albums Nicely Out of Tune (1970), Fog on the Tyne (1971), which became the biggest selling UK album in 1972, Dingly Dell (1972) and Back and Fourth (1978), also for the success of songs such as "Meet Me on the Corner", "Lady Eleanor", "Run For Home" and "We Can Swing Together".

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Charisma Years 1970-1973

    The Charisma Years 1970-1973 2011

    Reviewed by Sid Smith
    Good-time sing-alongs, and surprisingly a lot more besides.