Something a bit different tonight, and maybe a marked contrast to the 90's and PJ Harvey. Sandy Denny was probably the most influential singer/singer-songwriter to bring the concept of Folk-Rock to the UK. From her memorable association with the ground-breaking Fairport Convention in the 1960's, Denny moved away into a more broad-based sound with her next band Fotheringay in 1970 and continued a string of successes and milestone albums all the way until her untimely death in 1978.
Here are the first and second sessions the newly formed Fotheringay recorded for the BBC and the Top Of The Pops program, hosted by Brian Matthew.
Here is what's on the player:
BBC Radio Top Of The Pops, host Brian Matthew recorded April 13, 1970:
The Way I Feel (4:36)
The Sea (4:52)
Top Of The Pops with Brian Matthew - recorded November 12, 1970, broadcast November 21, 1970:
Eppy Moray (3:55)
The Lowlands of Holland (2:40)
Interview / Gypsy Davey (4:13)
Seldom heard tracks from a memorable band and an unforgettable singer.