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Birth Place: Britain
Years Active: 1968–1973 and 2007 (original band), 1981–2006 (various incarnations)
Genres: Folk Rock, Electric Folk, Folk Baroque, Folk Jazz

Pentangle (or The Pentangle) are a British folk rock band with some folk jazz influences. The original band were active in the late 1960s and early 1970s and a later version have been active since the early 1980s. The original line-up, which was unchanged throughout the band's first incarnation (1967–1973), was: Jacqui McShee, vocals; John Renbourn, guitar; Bert Jansch, guitar; Danny Thompson, double bass; and Terry Cox, drums. The name ''Pentangle'' was chosen to represent the five members of the band, and is also the device on Sir Gawain's shield in the Middle English poem ''Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'' which held a fascination for Renbourn. In 2007, the original members of the band... Continue Bio >>


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