A few months ago, I mentioned a guy named Richard Thompson. I was first introduced to Mr. Thompson through the purchase of an album called Fairport Chronicles, which chronicled (appropriately) the work of the band Fairport Convention.
So I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a terrifically important part of Fairport Convention–Sandy Denny:
Sandy Denny was a remarkable singer and songwriter, and Fairport Convention’s best-known vocalist.
The more I learn about her the more I compare her to Janis Joplin, and the more I think she was a forerunner of people like Stevie Nicks,
Oh yeah–and she performed with Led Zepplin.
She died in 1978.
I write about Sandy now because a very well-written biography of her has just been published: I’ve Always Kept a Unicorn by Mick Houghton.
I’m not going to link to videos or music here, because I think she’s worth hunting out. It’s not difficult. So take the trouble. You’ll be glad you did.