Saturday, June 26, 2010


Sandy Denny is one of those singers who most folks who aren't of a certain age have never heard of. Unlike some other contemporaries who similarly died at an early age, Sandy's best-known work at the time of her accidental death in 1978 was with the folk-rockers Fairport Convention, with whom she did three albums as lead singer, and the band existed both before and after her presence in it so at the time, it didn't seem to be a big deal.

But Sandy Denny was also a singer-songwriter in her own right, and did several quite good solo albums during her lifetime. The 1970's weren't a good time for a folk singer -- remember, this is the era when metal and disco originated -- so these albums were overlooked during her lifetime. But today, some folks are starting to rediscover her work...

-- Badtux the Music Penguin


  1. Never heard of Sandy Denny, not likely I will ever hear any of her music being as I listen to so little music.

  2. Holy crap, for a while there I was suspecting I was the only American who'd ever heard of Fairport Convention, or any of their members and spin-offs. Nice find!


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