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The Strawbs: Hero and Heroine; Fairport Convention: Nine

Ken Barnes, Rolling Stone, 12 September 1974

The Strawbs and Fairport Convention are conveniently linked by their past importance in modernizing the British folk scene (and their use, at different times, of Sandy Denny as lead singer). Both bands have been racked by extensive personnel changes – Fairport is now working with their ninth distinct line-up (no original members remaining) and only leader David Cousins goes back to his group's Strawberry Hill Boys era.

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