(1943 – 1998)
With family members in The Watersons, Lal created classic performances of folksongs - the rich textures of their voices, inspired harmonies and feeling for words and music bringing meaning and currency to what had previously been a stilted, schoolroom genre. In 1972, Lal and Mike Waterson's Bright Phoebus then provided a conclusive demonstration that Lal's own songmaking was equally resonant and lasting - it was, critics have since concluded, probably the best folk rock album ever made.
As a songwriter, Lal Waterson… read more
Don't want to see ads? Subscribe now