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Another chance to hear Bob Harris' Sony-nominated profile of Sandy Denny, which was first broadcast last April to coincide with the 30th anniversary of her death.
Bob looks at the life and music of the singer and songwriter who was at the very heart of the birth of British folk rock.
The programme explores her early years - the two periods spent as a member of Fairport Convention, her solo work, the circumstances surrounding her death and the legacy of both her songs and recorded material.
Contributors include Robert Plant, who talks about Sandy's duet on Led Zeppelin's The Battle Of Evermore; Dave Cousins of The Strawbs; Richard Thompson; Steeleye Span's Maddy Prior; Fairport Convention members Dave Pegg and Simon Nicol; her recording engineer Jon Wood; Joe Boyd; and Linde Nijland - a Dutch folk singer who recorded an album of Sandy's songs. It also features a BBC archive interview of Sandy herself, along with a wide selection of music from her Fairport Convention, Fotheringay and solo albums.
Presenter and Producer/Bob Harris
Whispering Bob Broadcasting Company.
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