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Dave Pegg

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Dave Pegg (born David Pegg, 2 November 1947 in Acocks Green, Birmingham, England) is a bass guitarist/multi-instrumentalist. He found fame with, first, the Ian Campbell Folk Group and then with Fairport Convention.

After playing guitar in school bands, he became a professional musician in the mid 1960s. He failed an audition as guitarist with The Uglys, a Birmingham-based rock band led by Steve Gibbons, but was offered the job of bass guitarist.

Pegg also played double bass for a short while with Birmingham-based folk ensemble, the Ian Campbell Folk Group. During this stint he met Birmingham fiddle-player Dave Swarbrick, who introduced Pegg to Fairport Convention in 1970. Ashley Hutchings, Fairport’s founder and bassist, had left to form Steeleye Span and Pegg took over. Pegg’s tenure with Fairport has been unbroken since then.

When Fairport first disbanded in 1979, Pegg joined the rock band Jethro Tull and he played with them for much of the 1980s. However, Fairport reformed as a full-time band in 1985 with Pegg still on bass. In 1987 Jethro Tull toured the U.S. with Fairport Convention as support act: Pegg played in both bands at each concert.

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  • JayelleFarmer

    Triffic, Dave!

    6 Dec 2010 Reply
  • voiceprintpr

    Fairport Convention New Release!! This DVD is the only official filmed document of the Full House line up of Fairport Convention (they were never filmed commercially until reunions at the band’s regular Cropredy Festival years later). Released in their 40th year, demand is expected to be high. To view a You Tube feed, go to: Available from: www.classicfairportconventiondvd.com

    10 Oct 2007 Reply