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Sandy Denny (Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny, 6 January, 1947 – 21 April, 1978) was an English singer and songwriter, perhaps best known as the lead singer for the folk rock band Fairport Convention. She has been described as "the pre-eminent British folk rock singer".

After briefly working with British folk band the Strawbs, Denny joined Fairport Convention in 1968, remaining with that band until the end of 1969. She…

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  • Like lots of other folk singers Sandy has a wonderfully pure, clear and understated voice. There's just something about folk chanteuses that touches my soul deeply. Lets put it this way, I'd rather listening to Sandy than Aretha Franklin any day of the week.
  • Indeed, Sandy is wonderful, as is Shelagh. I've got a soft spot for Annie Briggs as well. And Linda Perhacs and many others :)
  • What a voice.
  • @Dayvenkirq well the album exists. Some people out there have heard it and tracks from it have been played on BBC 6 (I think it was). Its release status is another matter.
  • Love her. God bless
  • @reinderd: Hasn't it been two years since she stated so? Not saying I can't wait; I can.
  • 97K now. Everything gets forgotten eventually, but I'd like to help delay the inevitable for some artists. BTW Shelagh McDonald had a feature interview in the Guardian last October and is working on a new album, over four decades after her last one.
  • Yeah, I'd even say she's forgotten now. 93k listeners isn't really a big number. Others, like Shelagh McDonald (another amazing British folk voice and songwriter) have it worse, though.
  • great british folk singer
  • yes! more have turned up the last few years, I think even a few live Fotheringay clips. a shame she'll probably be forgotten in the nearish future; more history washed away

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