Hugely revered by Fairport devotees, 'Angel Delight' also became their highest-charting UK LP.
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His first album since John Lennon's death featured guests Ringo Starr, Carl Perkins, Eric Stewart and others.
The biggest singles and most memorable album landmarks of the mighty British band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 14 April 2018.
It was the first Fairport album to feature Sandy Denny's unforgettable vocals and her addition to their songwriting talent pool.
After more than a quarter-century of recording, the British singer-guitarist made the UK album top 30 as a solo artist for the first time, with 'Mirror Blue.'
The singer's final album in her first spell with Fairport Convention became a folk music cornerstone.
Fairport themselves will open the festival on the Thursday with an acoustic show, and will be the closing headliners on the Saturday with a two-hour set.
Denny was one of Britain’s finest vocal talents, and the aura around her has only enhanced since her passing.
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The Joni Mitchell song that commemorated the famous festival became a huge success, in three different incarnations.
Produced by frontiersman Joe Boyd, the LP featured such haunting pieces as ‘Time Has Told Me,’ ‘River Man’ and ‘Way To Blue.’
Since 1968, the Isle Of Wight Festival has gathered every iconic UK act and from the States, making it one of the most prolific festivals in music history.
The folk-rock legend played a sublime set of hits, deep cuts and classics-in-waiting.
This was the festival that began life as the Richmond Jazz Festival in 1960, morphed into the Jazz and Blues Festival in 1963 and had in 1964 played host to The Rolling...