Sandy Denny

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by danny la rouge, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    I think her Mum was an amateur folk singer of Scottish traditional stuff. I might have imagined that but I have a vague memory of her saying so in an interview or I read it in her biography.
     
  2. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    Nice to learn something positive from this thread! :)
     
  3. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Have you heard Ann Briggs' "The Time Has Come"? Cracking album from around the same time as Fairport started. More acoustic, but some beautiful singing.
     
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  4. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    I'd forgotten about that one - I've got it somewhere - released on Pickwick records iirc!
     
  5. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    @ seeformiles
    I had a friend who lived round there in the 70s so I know the area reasonably well.
     
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  6. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    i haven't but will look it out :)
     
  7. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Not "posh", Scottish.

    Oddly, most of her contemporaries don't agree about her partner "rescuing" her daughter. Consensus appears to be that he saw a way to make sure he never had to work again.
     
  8. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    I reckon you'll like it. :)
     
  9. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Not any more. It was often (but not always) the case decades ago but now, especially in the case of double, triple or even quadruple barrelled names these days, it tends to signify the opposite.
     
  10. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    So, Zep did their first album, and the Stones did their first two. Cos everything that came after that was under the influence.
     
  11. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    I know a fair few w/c Scots with four names: Usual goes something like - Given Christian name; Parents Christian name; Clan name; Surname, I believe. It's not a snob thing, it's a tradition.
     
  12. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Yup, which is why I edited with addition of (but not always)
     
  13. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Re-released a couple of years ago on CD with several tracks left off of the original for reasons of space, plus a couple of alternate takes.
     
  14. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    I was just thinking - about the only '60s folkie who really fits Stan's description was Nick Drake, who was "upper middle class), on prescription barbs and tranqs, and who may or may not have taken up smack in the last 8-9 months of his life. Most of the rest were a ragbag of grammar school types and self-taught musicians.
     
  15. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Peter, Paul & Mary? Wasn't one an aristo?
     
  16. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Actually no, I'm thinking of some other group.
     
  17. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Pete Seeger is non-royal aristocracy. Maybe you meant him.
     
  18. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    Will check that out - Ta! (my vinyl copy - if I can find it is a bit the worse for wear..)
     
  19. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    I was thinking posh blonde European woman, but the name's gone.
     
  20. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    i have 4 names. i'm so aristo it hurts :cool:
     
  21. Meltingpot

    Meltingpot Living in our pools we soon forget about the sea

    Not Marianne Faithfull (a baronet's daughter)?

    I was thinking of Carly Simon, whose father was the co-founder of the Simon and Shuster publishing house. James Taylor perhaps too;

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Taylor
     
  22. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    No, European as in not a Brit and not as famous as Marianne Faithfull...sang in a duo or trio in the 60s
     
  23. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    It's driving me nuts that I can't remember.
     
  24. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    Stanley has done great work here in proving that having middle names makes you posh. I have no middle name myself, making me working class (despite my self employed status). My children, however, both have middle names. That's social mobility for you.
     
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  25. Meltingpot

    Meltingpot Living in our pools we soon forget about the sea

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  26. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

  27. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    He was the royal/kray though
     
  28. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Innit! Just looked him up on Wikipedia...shot dead in a drug deal :eek;
     
  29. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Richard Gere had an affair with her in The Hoax. It was a pretty rubbish film.



    (uhh, that is, Richard Gere's character had an affair with her, as portrayed by Julie Delphy. Either way, it was a pretty rubbish film)
     
  30. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Julie Delphy portrayed the affair?
     

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