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Matthews' Southern Comfort was a British folk-rock band led by Iain Matthews (known in the 1960s first as Ian McDonald, and from the late 1960s until 1989 as Ian Matthews), an English musician and songwriter. They had one commercial success: in 1971 their cover version of "Woodstock" (written by Joni Mitchell) was a number one hit single in the UK and saw heavy airplay in Canada, as well as reaching #23 in the US.

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  • Featured on SaltyKnuckles ~ Oldies №94!
  • Listening to "The Watch" and the voice coming from the left speaker, crying about freaked me out. Was looking for apparitions. But it was interesting. Nice easy sound for MSC overall. Not ready to add to my library just yet I think. But nice country rock sound.
  • one-hit-wonder !?
  • It all happened 40 years ago this week. AND I never realised til now these guys in MSC were english - ex Fairport Convention. It seems ironic that the seminal song that celebrates the great U.S gig is performed by .... a bunch of limeys! (I know of course that Joni M wrote it)
  • We are stardust, we are golden And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden :]
  • great woodstock

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