Fairport Convention
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1967
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Fairport Convention Biography (Wikipedia)

Fairport Convention are a British folk rock band, formed in 1967 by Richard Thompson (guitar, vocals,) Simon Nicol (guitar, vocals,) Ashley Hutchings (bass guitar,) and Shaun Frater (drums, percussion,) with Frater replaced by Martin Lamble after their first gig. They started out heavily influenced by American folk rock and singer-songwriter material, with a setlist dominated by covers of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell songs and a sound that earned them the nickname “the British Jefferson Airplane.” Vocalists Judy Dyble and Iain Matthews joined them before the recording of their self-titled debut in 1968; afterwards, Dyble was replaced by Sandy Denny, with Matthews leaving during the recording of their third album.

Denny began steering the group towards traditional British music for their next two albums, What We Did on Our Holidays and Unhalfbricking (both 1969;) the latter featured fiddler Dave "Swarb" Swarbrick, most notably on the song A Sailor's Life, which laid the groundwork for British folk rock by being the first time a traditional British song was combined with a rock beat. However, shortly before the album’s release, a crash on the M1 killed Lamble and Thompson’s then-girlfriend, Jeannie Franklyn; this resulted in the group retiring most of their prior material and turning entirely towards British folk music for their seminal album Liege & Lief, released the same year, with this style being the band’s focus ever since. For this album Swarb joined full time alongside Dave Mattacks on drums. Both Denny and Hutchings left before the year’s end; the latter replaced by Dave Pegg, who has remained the group’s sole consistent member to this day; and Thompson would leave after the recording of 1970’s Full House.

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I Don't Know Where I Stand (John Peel session 28th May 1968)
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I Don't Know Where I Stand (John Peel session 28th May 1968)
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Close The Door Lightly When You Go (John Peel session 28th May 1968)
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Close The Door Lightly When You Go (John Peel session 28th May 1968)
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Suzanne
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Suzanne
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Fotheringay
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Fotheringay
Ashley Hutchings
Si tu dois partir
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Si tu dois partir
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Who Knows Where The Time Goes?
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Who Knows Where The Time Goes?
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The Fylde Mountain Time / Roger Bucknall's Polka
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The Fylde Mountain Time / Roger Bucknall's Polka
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Ballad Of Easy Rider
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Ballad Of Easy Rider
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Come All Ye
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Come All Ye
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Travelling by Steam
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Travelling by Steam
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Knocking on Heaven's Door
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Knocking on Heaven's Door
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Meet On The Ledge
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Meet On The Ledge
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Si Tu Dois Partir
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Si Tu Dois Partir
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White Dress
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White Dress
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I Don't Know Where I Stand
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I Don't Know Where I Stand
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The Eynsham Poacher
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The Eynsham Poacher
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A Sailor's Life
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A Sailor's Life
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I'll Keep It With Mine
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I'll Keep It With Mine
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Farewell, Farewell
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Farewell, Farewell
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Flowers Of The Forest
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Flowers Of The Forest
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Jewel In The Crown
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Jewel In The Crown
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Angel Delight
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Angel Delight
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John The Gun
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John The Gun
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She Moves Through the Fair
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She Moves Through the Fair
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A Surfeit of Lampreys
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A Surfeit of Lampreys
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Slip Jigs And Reels
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Slip Jigs And Reels
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Open The Door Richard
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Open The Door Richard
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Tam Lin
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Tam Lin
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Rising For The Moon
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Rising For The Moon
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