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Birth Place: England
Years Active: 1967–1979, 1985–present
Genres: Folk, Electric Folk, Folk Rock

Fairport Convention is a folk/rock band that formed in 1967 in England at the height of the English folk/rock movement. The band's pivotal album, “Liege & Lief” (1969), introduced electric folk into the traditional folk/rock movement, which added a distinctively English identity to the movement. The band came together when bassist Ashley Hutchings met guitarist Simon Nicol in North London in 1966; both musicians played in the band, Ethnic Shuffle Orchestra. A year later, in 1967, the duo met guitarists Richard Thompson and drummer Shaun Frater and formed Fairport Convention. The band began to play locally in and around London and went through some line-up changes in the beginning. The ba... Continue Bio >>


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