A personal tribute to Sandy Denny

“English singer-songwriter who was lead singer of the British folk rock band Fairport Convention, she has been described as “the pre-eminent British folk rock singer”.

“After briefly working with the Strawbs, Denny joined Fairport Convention in 1968, remaining with them until 1969. She formed the short-lived band Fotheringay in 1970, before focusing on a solo career. Between 1971 and 1977, Denny released four solo albums: The North Star Grassman and the RavensSandyLike an Old Fashioned Waltz and Rendezvous. She also duetted with Robert Plant on “The Battle of Evermore” for Led Zeppelin‘s album Led Zeppelin IV in 1971. Denny died in 1978 at the age of 31 due to injuries and health issues related to alcohol abuse.

“Music publications Uncut and Mojo have described Denny as Britain’s finest female singer-songwriter. Her composition “Who Knows Where the Time Goes?” has been recorded by Judy CollinsEva CassidyNina Simone10,000 Maniacs and Cat Power. Her recorded work has been the subject of numerous reissues, along with a wealth of previously unreleased material which has appeared over the more than 40 years since her death, most notably including a 19-CD box set which was released in November 2010″ (edited from Wikipedia).

This video showcases one of her most plaintive and melodic songs, (and one of my all-time favourite ballads) The Lady. Please note that I do NOT own any rights to this song, nor do I assert any such ownership: the video is purely a “fan tribute” to one of England’s greatest ever female vocalists/songwriters, who was taken from us at far too young an age. If you enjoy the music in this video please purchase the original recording, do not download this copy. The music/lyrics/production are owned by Sandy’s estate, Island Records and A&M. Photographs used in the video are copyright to the original photographers and I assert no rights over these, they were selected purely on my opinion of artistic merit, and appropriateness to Sandy’s lyric, and as with the music remain the property of the original copyright holders. Photo credits are preserved in watermarks/signatures in the images, and I am grateful for the use of these pictures: however if individual copyright holders object to the use of their images I would be glad to discuss, and remove such images on request. The same applies to the sound track if the music copyright holders object to the use of this material, which as I mentioned at the top of this narrative is a fan tribute.

I will not benefit financially in any way from this video; please consider it as a work of my love, respect and admiration for the artiste.

Published by admad43

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