|Birth name||Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny|
|Born||6 January 1947 Wimbledon, London, England|
|Died||21 April 1978 (aged 31)|
|Genre(s)||Folk, Electric folk|
|Associated acts||Fairport Convention, Strawbs, Fotheringay|
Sandy Denny (6 January 1947 – 21 April 1978), was an English singer and songwriter and is regarded as the pre-eminent British folk rock singer. Events 1066 - Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England. 1205 - Philip of Swabia becomes King Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Wimbledon is a Suburb of London, part of the London Borough of Merton and located south west of Charing Cross. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Events 753 BC - Romulus and Remus found Rome ( traditional date) Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Folk music can have a number of different meanings including Traditional music: The original meaning of the term "folk music" was synonymous Electric folk is a genre of music in which British and Celtic Traditional music is played in a Rock music style A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a Musical keyboard. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Island Records is a Record label that was founded by British record producers in Jamaica. Strawbs are a rock band founded in 1964 in England. Originally known as the Strawberry Hill Boys, they started out as a bluegrass The Folk rock group Fotheringay was formed in 1970 by singer Sandy Denny upon her departure from Fairport Convention. Events 1066 - Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England. 1205 - Philip of Swabia becomes King Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 753 BC - Romulus and Remus found Rome ( traditional date) Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both Folk rock is a musical genre combining elements of Folk music and rock music.  She emerged in the mid 1960s while still a teenager, performing on the folk revival scene where she displayed her mastery of traditional singing and interpretation. Her song, "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?", written during these early years, has been covered by numerous artists and is regarded as a classic of its type. " Who Knows Where the Time Goes? " is a song written by the English folk-rock singer and songwriter Sandy Denny.
Over a ten-year career Sandy Denny left an extensive legacy and remains influential. She is remembered for her pivotal involvement with the British folk rock movement, where as a member of Fairport Convention, she moved the band away from west coast American cover versions and into performing traditional material and original compositions. Folk rock is a musical genre combining elements of Folk music and rock music. She is also noted for her duet with Robert Plant on Led Zeppelin's fourth album in 1971 - the song "The Battle of Evermore" and to date Sandy Denny remains the only guest vocalist on a Led Zeppelin album. Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948 West Bromwich, England) is an English rock singer and songwriter famous for his membership in the Led Zeppelin were " The Battle of Evermore " is an acoustic guitar and Mandolin song by the English Rock band Led Zeppelin, featured on their
Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny, known as Sandy, was born at Nelson Hospital, Kingston Road, Merton Park, and studied classical piano as a child. Merton Park is a place in the London Borough of Merton. It is a quiet and leafy Suburb situated between Wimbledon, Morden, South Wimbledon  Her Scottish grandmother was a singer of traditional songs. At an early age Denny showed an interest in singing, despite the disapproval of her strict parents. After leaving school, she started training as a nurse at the Royal Brompton Hospital. The Royal Brompton Hospital, commonly known as The Brompton, is a specialist Heart and Lung Hospital in Brompton, London
In 1965, she enrolled at the Kingston College of Art in London, where she became involved in the folk club on campus. Contemporaries included John Renbourn, Jimmy Page, and Eric Clapton. John Renbourn (born 8 August 1944, Marylebone, London, England) is an English Guitarist and Songwriter James Patrick Page, OBE (born 9 January 1944 is an English Guitarist, Composer and record producer Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945 is an English Blues-rock Guitarist, singer Songwriter and Composer After her first public appearance at the Barge in Kingston-Upon-Thames Sandy started working the folk club circuit in the evenings with an American-influenced repertoire, including songs by Tom Paxton, together with folk songs. Kingston upon Thames is the principal settlement of the Royal Borough She travelled in to Earls Court to play at the Troubadour club, where a member of Strawbs heard her. Earls Court, a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England. Strawbs are a rock band founded in 1964 in England. Originally known as the Strawberry Hill Boys, they started out as a bluegrass In 1967, she was invited to join the band, and recorded one album with them in Denmark. The album includes an early version of her best-known (and widely covered) song, Who Knows Where the Time Goes. " Who Knows Where the Time Goes? " is a song written by the English folk-rock singer and songwriter Sandy Denny. Judy Collins recorded the song, helping to bring Sandy Denny attention. Judith Marjorie Collins (born May 1, 1939 in Seattle, Washington) is an American folk and standards Singer
Denny's earliest professional recordings were made in mid-1967 for the Saga Records label, featuring traditional songs and covers of folk contemporaries including a boyfriend of this period, Jackson C. Frank. Jackson Carey Frank ( Buffalo New York, March 2, 1943 - Great Barrington Massachusetts, March 3, 1999) was an They were released on the albums Alex Campbell and his Friends and Sandy and Johnny. Alex Campbell and his Friends is an album by Alex Campbell with Sandy Denny, Johnny Silvo and the Johnny Silvo Folk Group featuring Roger Evans and David Moses Paul  These recordings were collected on the 1970 album It's Sandy Denny. It's Sandy Denny is a collection of songs Sandy Denny recorded for Saga Records in 1967 released in 1970 
In 1968, Denny became the lead vocalist for Fairport Convention (replacing Judy Dyble), recording three albums with them. Judy Aileen Dyble (born 13 February 1949 in London) is a legendary British singer/songwriter whose first band Judy and The Folkmen (1964-1966 then saw Denny is credited with encouraging Fairport Convention to explore the traditional British folk repertoire, and is thus a key figure in the development of British folk rock. Folk music can have a number of different meanings including Traditional music: The original meaning of the term "folk music" was synonymous 
Denny left Fairport Convention in 1969, after recording and, very briefly, touring their release Liege & Lief. Liege & Lief, released in 1969 is the fourth Electric folk album released by Fairport Convention and established British folk-rock as a distinct and The other members of Fairport were interested in exploring the folk rock path that they had embarked upon, but Denny wanted to develop her own song writing. She formed her own band, Fotheringay, including her boyfriend, Australian born Trevor Lucas. The Folk rock group Fotheringay was formed in 1970 by singer Sandy Denny upon her departure from Fairport Convention. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Trevor George Lucas ( December 25[[ 943]] - February 4 1989) was an influential folk artist, a member of Fairport Convention and one She dissolved the group after one album to record solo albums, with several members of Fairport Convention as guests.  The North Star Grassman and the Ravens and Sandy remain her most popular solo albums and Melody Maker twice voted her the "Best Female Singer" award in 1971 and 1972. The North Star Grassman and the Ravens is a 1971 album by English Folk rock singer Sandy Denny. Sandy is the second solo album by Sandy Denny, recorded in 1972 after her three albums with Fairport Convention, and one album with Fotheringay Melody Maker, published in the United Kingdom, was according to its publisher IPC Media, the world's oldest weekly Music Newspaper In 1973, she married Lucas, and returned to Fairport Convention for a world tour and another album, Rising for the Moon, featuring several of her own compositions. Rising for the Moon is a Fairport Convention album It reached number 52 in the UK albums charts 
During her solo period, Denny appeared in a brief cameo on Lou Reizner's version of The Who's rock opera, Tommy, and duetted memorably with Robert Plant on "The Battle of Evermore" from Led Zeppelin's 1971 album (Led Zeppelin IV). The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964. The primary lineup consisted of guitarist Pete Townshend Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948 West Bromwich, England) is an English rock singer and songwriter famous for his membership in the " The Battle of Evermore " is an acoustic guitar and Mandolin song by the English Rock band Led Zeppelin, featured on their Events February 5 - Eric Burdon & War disbanding They never performed togeather again until April 21 2008 at the Royal Albert Hall Together with contemporaries including Richard Thompson and Ashley Hutchings, she participated in a one-off project called The Bunch, recording a collection of rock standards. Richard John Thompson (born 3 April 1949 in Notting Hill Gate, West London) is a British songwriter Guitar player Ashley Stephen Hutchings (born January 26 1945) is a British folk musician Rock On is a 1972 one-off album of Oldies covers by the Bunch a group of English Folk-rock singers and musicians calling themselves
She gained a devoted cult following, but remained deprecating of her talent and unsure of her true direction. Some of her best-loved recordings are interpretations of British traditional song. Denny herself was unsure as to whether she wanted to continue in that vein (in the manner of Steeleye Span and Maddy Prior) or that of a singer-songwriter like Joni Mitchell. Steeleye Span is a British Electric folk band formed in 1969 and remaining active today Maddy Prior (born 14 August 1947, Blackpool, England) is an English Folk singer. Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to Performers who write, compose and sing their own material including Lyrics Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7 1943) is a Canadian Musician, Songwriter, and She yearned for success in the mass market, but her shy, unpredictable nature and insecurity about her appearance were an impediment. Her solo albums feature efforts in all three directions, gaining her a reputation for charming eclecticism rather than the stardom she and Lucas craved.
Her charisma and extraordinary alto voice were never in doubt. The stress of the Fairport Convention world tour in 1974 made it apparent that Denny's heavy drinking and smoking were damaging her voice, inclining her to put elaborate string arrangements on her last two solo albums (Like an Old Fashioned Waltz and Rendezvous). Like an Old Fashioned Waltz is an album by English Folk rock singer Sandy Denny released in 1973 These heavily produced albums were not as well received by the critics. Denny began to question her career goals, and turned her attention to raising a family. Her substance abuse became critical and her behavior began to alienate most of her fellow musicians, including Trevor Lucas and her other colleagues in Fairport Convention.
It is noteworthy that every member of Sandy Denny's Fotheringay group, except for Pat Donaldson, would later join her earlier band, Fairport Convention.
Sandy Denny died of a traumatic mid-brain hemorrhage  on 21 April 1978, aged 31, due to complications arising from a fall down stairs, during a holiday with her parents in a Cornish cottage. A cerebral hemorrhage (or intracerebral hemorrhage, ICH) is a subtype of Intracranial hemorrhage that occurs within the Brain tissue itself Events 753 BC - Romulus and Remus found Rome ( traditional date) Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) A month after the fall she collapsed at a friend's home and 4 days later died in Atkinson Morley Hospital. Atkinson Morley Hospital (AMH located at Blackshaw Road London, SW17, England was founded in 1869 following a donation of £150000 by Mr Atkinson Morley It has been suggested that Sandy Denny's problems arose from substance abuse and uncertainty about her career path but Jill Broun, a close friend, attributes the haemorrhage to a brain tumour. This would also explain the headaches and collapses which she suffered for some time prior to her death, the fall down stairs at her parents' home (which precipitated Trevor Lucas taking Georgia to his parents in Australia)and her final fatal collapse. 
At the time of her death she was living apart from Trevor Lucas and her daughter Georgia, who had travelled to Lucas' native Australia. Lucas died in 1989 of heart failure. Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) Heart failure is a Cardiac condition that occurs when a problem with the structure or function of the Heart impairs its ability to supply
Denny's renown grew after her death, and her songs have been covered by many other artists. She is considered a founder of the British folk rock movement and perhaps its most important female singer and personality. It has been suggested that her effortless and smooth vocal delivery still sets the standard for many of today's female folk-based singers.  
Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention recorded the tribute "Song for Sandy" on his 1983 solo album The Cocktail Cowboy Goes It Alone. Dave Pegg (born David Pegg 2 November 1947 in Acocks Green, Birmingham, England) is a Bass guitarist multi-instrumentalist The Cocktail Cowboy Goes It Alone is the first solo album by Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention and ex- Jethro Tull.
Dave Cousins of Strawbs wrote "Ringing Down the Years" in memory of Sandy Denny as early as 1978-1979, and the song was first published as a single in 1979. Dave Cousins (born David Joseph Hindson January 7 1945, in Hounslow, Middlesex) has been the leader, Singer and most active Strawbs are a rock band founded in 1964 in England. Originally known as the Strawberry Hill Boys, they started out as a bluegrass The song is the title track on the Strawbs album Ringing Down the Years from 1991, and is also found on the CD Georgia On Our Mind, published to the benefit of Sandy Denny's daughter. Strawbs are a rock band founded in 1964 in England. Originally known as the Strawberry Hill Boys, they started out as a bluegrass Ringing Down the Years is a studio Album by English band Strawbs.
Mark Olson's (founding member of the Jayhawks) 2007 album The Salvation Blues has a song entitled "Sandy Denny. Mark Olson (born September 18, 1961 in Minneapolis) is an American musician The Jayhawks are an American Alternative Country and Rock Band. The Salvation Blues is a 2007 solo album by singer/songwriter Mark Olson. "
The Ocean Colour Scene's song "She's Been Writing" (from the North Atlantic Drift album) is about Sandy Denny. Ocean Colour Scene (often abbreviated to OCS) are an English Britpop band from Birmingham. North Atlantic Drift is a 2003 album by Ocean Colour Scene The title track is political commentary on American cultural imperialism and its support
Kate Bush's song, "Blow Away (For Bill)" on her album Never for Ever, mentions Sandy Denny. Kate Bush (born Catherine Bush on 30 July 1958 is an English singer songwriter musician and Record producer. Never for Ever (1980 is the third album by Kate Bush. The singer co-produced the album with Jon Kelly it features a more eclectic production than Bush's previous In this song Kate Bush ponders the existence of an afterlife and recalls departed friends and musicians, Buddy Holly and Marc Bolan are among the others mentioned. Charles Hardin "Buddy" Holley (September 7 1936 – February 3 1959 was an American Singer-songwriter and a pioneer of Rock and roll. Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977) was an English singer songwriter and Guitarist
The song "Remember", on the Groove Armada album Lovebox (2003), is composed of Denny's vocals, sampled from her song "Autopsy" (from Fairport Convention's Unhalfbricking album), backed by The London Community Gospel Choir. Groove Armada are Big beat duo Andy Cato and Tom Findlay from England. Lovebox is the fourth album by London-based Electronica duo Groove Armada, released in 2002 it has a variety of genres with some tracks in the style of In Music, sampling is the act of taking a portion or sample, of one Sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or element of a new recording } Unhalfbricking is the third album by British Folk rock band Fairport Convention, released in 1969 The London Community Gospel Choir are a successful gospel Choir located in the UK
Philip Lynott of Thin Lizzy recorded a tribute for Sandy titled "A Tribute to Sandy Denny". Philip Parris Lynott (20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986 was a Singer, Bassist, Instrumentalist, and Songwriter, who first came to prominence Thin Lizzy are an Irish Hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969 The instrumental version was played at his funeral in 1986.
Tim Rogers mentions Sandy Denny in a song about turning twenty-eight on his 1999 album What Rhymes with Cars and Girls. Tim Rogers (born Timothy Adrian Rogers September 20, 1969) is the frontman of esteemed Australian rock band You Am I. The lyric is "you dreamt she sang like Sandy Denny and smoked like a malle tree. "
In the 2007 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" was voted "Favourite Folk Track of All Time" by the audience. " Who Knows Where the Time Goes? " is a song written by the English folk-rock singer and songwriter Sandy Denny. 
Her Song "Solo" was covered by Ex Marillion frontman "Fish" on his album Songs from the Mirror. Marillion are a British rock group Formed in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England in 1979 their recorded studio output comprises Derek William Dick, better known as Fish (born 25 April 1958, in Dalkeith, Midlothian) is a Scottish Progressive
Paul Westerberg included the first few lines of "Who Knows Where The Time Goes" at the end of the song "Folk Star" on his 2004 album Folker. Paul Westerberg (born December 31 1959 is an American Musician, best known as the former lead singer and songwriter of The Replacements, one of the seminal Folker is Paul Westerberg 's sixth solo album It peaked at number 178 on the Billboard 200 and number 18 on the Top Independent Album charts
Linde Nijland recorded the album of cover versions, Linde Nijland sings Sandy Denny, in 2003. Linde Nijland is a Folksinger from The Netherlands For 15 years she was part of the Dutch Singer/songwriter duo Ygdrassil, until 2007 marked the preliminary
|1967||Alex Campbell and his Friends||Alex Campbell||Studio|
|1967||Sandy and Johnny||Sandy and Johnny||Studio|
|1968||All Our Own Work||Sandy Denny and the Strawbs||Studio|
|1968 - 69||Heyday||Fairport Convention||Studio|
|1969 (January)||What We Did on Our Holidays||Fairport Convention||Studio|
|1969 (June)||Unhalfbricking||Fairport Convention||Studio|
|1969 (December)||Liege & Lief||Fairport Convention||Studio|
|1970||It's Sandy Denny||||Compilation|
|1971 (September)||The North Star Grassman and the Ravens||Solo||Studio|
|1972||Rock On||The Bunch||Studio|
|1973 (June)||Like an Old Fashioned Waltz||Solo||Studio|
|1974||Fairport Live Convention||Fairport Convention||Live|
|1975||Rising for the Moon||Fairport Convention||Studio|
|1985||Who Knows Where the Time Goes? (boxed set)||Mixed||Compilation|
|1991||Sandy Denny and the Strawbs||Sandy Denny and the Strawbs||Reissue|
|1997||The BBC Sessions 1971-1973||Solo||Studio|
|2004||A Box of Treasures (5 CD set)||Mixed||Compilation|
|2007||Live at the BBC (boxed set)||Solo||Studio|
|1968||"Meet On The Ledge"/"Throwaway Street Puzzle"||Fairport Convention||Island Records WIP 6047|
|1969||"Si Tu Dois Partir"/"Genesis Hall"||Fairport Convention||Island Records WIP 6064|
|1970||"Peace In The End"/"Winter Winds"||Fotheringay||Island Records WIP 6085|
|1972||"When Will I Be Loved?"/"Willie & the Hand Jive"||The Bunch||Island Records WIP 6130|
|1972||"Listen, Listen"/"Tomorrow Is a Long Time"||Solo||Island Records WIP 6142|
|1974||"Whispering Grass"/"Until the Real Thing Comes Along"||Solo||Island Records WIP 6176|
|1974||"Like an Old Fashioned Waltz"/unknown||Solo||Island Records WIP 6195|
|1975||"You Never Know"/unknown||Charlie Drake, guest appearance||Charisma Records CB270|
|1977||"Candle in the Wind"/"Still Waters Run Deep"||Solo||Island Records WIP 6391|
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