Sandy Denny remembered

May 27, 2007

Folk legend Sandy Denny (tragically, d. 1978).

I loved her when I was a teenager.

Her voice was the closest thing I ever heard to a living bell — blood and breath mixed in with the brass. It’s hard to get from this video, but it’s there all right on LP and CD. With Fairport Convention, she made Liege and Lief, the finest folk-rock record of the ’60’s, and perhaps of all time.

If you follow the links, you’ll see she burned brightly but crashed badly, as so many do and have done. Somewhere amid alcohol, brain trauma and accident she fell in with death, aged only 31.



  1. Try my Sandy Denny blog for updated information on her:

  2. Great site, Philip, thanks for linking.

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