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Fairport Convention
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    (April 1967- )
    Born in London, United Kingdom
    Members:
    Simon Nicol, vocals and guitar (1967-71,1976- )
    Richard Thompson, guitar and vocals (1967-71)
    Judy Dyble, vocals, autoharp and recorder (1967-68)
    Ian Matthews, vocals (1967-68)
    Ashley Hutchings, bass guitar (1967-69)
    Martin Lamble, drums (1967-69)
    Sandy Denny, vocals (1968-69,1974-75)
    Dave Mattacks, drums, keyboards and bass guitar (1969-72,1973-75,1985-97)
    Dave Swarbrick, fiddle, mandolin and vocals (1969-84)
    Dave Pegg, bass guitar, mandolin and vocals (1970- )
    Tom Farnell, drums (1972)
    Paul Warren, drums (1972)
    Roger Hill, guitar (1972)
    Dave Rea, guitar (1972)
    Trevor Lucas, guitar and vocals (1972-75)
    Jerry Donahue, guitar (1972-75)
    Bruce Rowland, drums (1975-84)
    Bob Brady, piano (1976)
    Dan Ar Braz, guitar (1976)
    Roger Burridge, fiddle (1976)
    Ric Sanders, fiddle and keyboards (1985- )
    Maartin Allcock, guitar, mandolin and keyboards (1985-96)
    Chris Leslie, vocals, fiddle, mandolin and bouzouki (1997- )
    Gerry Conway, drums (1998- )
    Broke up in 1979, reformed in 1985
    Recorded the albums 'Fairport Convention' (1968), 'What We Did On Our Holidays' (1969), 'Unhalfbricking' (1969), 'Liege and Lief' (1969), 'Full House' (1970), 'Angel Delight' (1971), 'Babbacombe Lee' (1971), 'Rosie' (1973), 'Nine' (1973), 'Rising for the Moon' (1975), 'The Bonny Bunch of Roses' (1977), 'Tipplers Tales' (1978), 'Gladys Leap' (1985), 'Expletive Delighted' (1986), 'Jewel in the Crown' (1995), 'XXXV' (2002), 'Over the Next Hill' (2004) and 'Sense of Occasion' (2007)
    They had a revolving door line-up, with different personnel on each of their first six albums.
    Their greatest American success came when 'Rising for the Moon' peaked at #143 on the Billboard album chart.
    In the mid-70s, their record label paid them to not make records and terminated their contract.
    They were pioneers of British folk rock.
    Several members joined Jethro Tull.
    Their 'Liege and Lief' was voted best folk album ever by BBC Radio 2 listeners (2002).
    The band held a benefit concert to pay for a lung transplant for former member Dave Swarbrick (2004).

Credit: C. Fishel


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