237. Fairport Convention

You would think that at some point in time the NIHOF committee would get a little tired of discussing British acts that were far more influential and successful in their own country than they did in North America. Maybe after a few years we may tire of this trend, but for now we will continue our list with unarguably the most important Folk Rock band from England, Fairport Convention.   The original inspiration for Fairport Convention’s music was that of the American Folk Rock bands such as the Byrds & Bob Dylan. After a few solid albums, they signed with Island Records, hired the distinctively voiced Sandy Denny and began to look towards the past. They reworked traditional British Folk standards and gave them an updated feel with modern instruments. This was the dawn of British Electric Folk and launched a Folk revival in the United Kingdom which spawned many…
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