Strawbs

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This versatile unit was formed in 1967 by Dave Cousins (7 January 1945, England; guitar/piano/vocals) and Tony Hooper (guitar/vocals). They initially worked as a bluegrass group, the Strawberry Hill Boys, with mandolinist Arthur Phillips, but later pursued a folk-based direction. Truncating their name to the Strawbs, the founding duo added Ron Chesterman on bass prior to the arrival of singer Sandy Denny (b. Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny, 6 January 1947, Wimbledon, London, England, d. 21 April... Read more

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